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Data Security and a Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations

By Jim Calloway

Legal ethics guru Lucian T. Pera recently suggested in his column in Law Practice Magazine that lawyers have an ethical duty to stay current on the news, at least where things like data breaches and hacking attacks are concerned. Such current interest items are often not covered in standard ethics fare. For many, the questions would then be where would I find that type of content and how would I know whether it is accurate? Not everything is as widely covered as the massive SolarWinds hack, which made the news for weeks.

Staying Up to Speed on Security addresses those questions, recommending a dozen valid sources for information on data security. Some are quite entertaining as well as authoritative. Thanks to Catherine Reach, Director, North Carolina Bar Association Center for Practice Management for compiling and describing this great set of resources.