Scott Loughlin writes:
Data protection long has been a legal responsibility for lawyers. The American Bar Association now is proposing to make clear that the protection of a client’s data is an ethical responsibility of the lawyer as well.
The Commission on Ethics 20/20 of the American Bar Association released its Report to the House of Delegates recommending several modifications to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct regarding lawyers’ use of technology and protection of client confidences. The proposals will be considered at the ABA’s 2012 Annual Meeting, and several of these proposed modifications incorporate established concepts from existing data protection and breach notification laws.
Read more on Hogan Lovells Chronicle of Data Protection.