Louisiana Bar on Cybersecurity for Lawyers

Louisiana Bar on Cybersecurity for Lawyers

June 1, 2019

Louisiana State Bar Association Public Opinion 19-RPCC-0211 states that attorneys must take reasonable steps to ensure the security and accessibility of client data. 

 

It warns that using email web bugs to track an opposing counsel’s communications may be considered an ethical violation.  

 

The opinion warns that, “sending digital files in a non-secure format could allow the inadvertent release of information a lawyer or client would not want shared by the unintentional disclosure of “metadata,” which is information embedded in electronic documents.” 

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