Clouds on the Horizon, But Not Necessarily Storms
"Small and Solo in the Cloud," Hot Topics for Sole and Small Firms, Ontario Bar Association Institute, Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, February 2015
18 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2015
Date Written: February 5, 2015
Resistance to the adoption of cloud computing into legal practice may stifle innovation and inhibit innovation in the legal field, and requires greater scrutiny. Although understandable concerns exist over cloud computing for client confidentiality, many of these concerns are largely overstated. The use of cloud computing can be done safely and effectively, and numerous resources exist for practitioners to conduct due diligence. A complete aversion to the use of cloud computing may affect professional responsibilities in other ways, in particular competence and quality of service.
Keywords: cloud computing, professional responsibility, legal practice, client confidentiality, privilege, data security, PATRIOT Act, competence, quality
JEL Classification: K10, O33
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