Lawyers may not realize that many of the programs they use on a daily basis involve cloud computing. For example: email, videoconferencing, file sharing, and digital assistants. Florida Bar Ethics Opinion 12-3 addresses cloud computing and states:
Lawyers may use cloud computing if they take reasonable precautions to ensure that confidentiality of client information is maintained, that the service provider maintains adequate security, and that the lawyer has adequate access to the information stored remotely. The lawyer should research the service provider to be used.
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