There have been two important and encouraging developments on the ethics of cloud computing over the last month.
First, the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 has issued an initial set of draft proposals addressing lawyers’ confidentiality-related obligations when using technology. The Commission’s draft report proposes:
- The development of a centralized, user-friendly website that contains continuously updated and detailed information about confidentiality-related ethics issues arising from lawyer’s use of technology, including the latest data security standards.
- Amendments to several Model Rules of Professional Conduct and their Comments to offer specific guidance and expectations relating to technology.
The amendments to the Model . . . [more]