This is not the time to cut corners on information security

This is not the time to cut corners on information security

Martin Felsky, Senior Counsel

April 18, 2020

 

About a month before China notified the World Health Organization about a new coronavirus, I published an article for the Ontario Bar Association encouraging lawyers to migrate their practices to the cloud entitled “ If Judges Can Move to the Cloud, Why Can’t Lawyers? ” 

 

Lawyers are not exactly known for their quick uptake on technology ? for many reasons, among them, valid concerns about security and confidentiality.  I pointed out that some courts across Canada were moving to the cloud.  They have been doing so in a methodical and careful way, following the Blueprint for the Security of Judicial information and the Guidelines for Migration of Judicial Information to a Cloud Service Provider.… Read More

Felsky is Panelist on Sedona Canada Webinar

Felsky is Panelist on Sedona Canada Webinar

Martin Felsky will participate as a panelist on The Sedona Conference Webinar on The Sedona Canada Commentary on Privacy and Information Security for Legal Service Providers:  Principles and Guidelines.

 

The legal world’s reliance on technology has created incredible efficiencies and as a result, personal and confidential information (“PCI”) is more readily available and at greater risk of being compromised.  Law firms and legal service providers are targets by hackers and data thieves.

 

Law firms and legal service providers have heightened responsibilities to protect the information entrusted to them.  They are subject to the same federal and provincial statutory regulations regarding data privacy and data security as other business entities but are also subject to professional ethics rules regarding technological competence and client confidentiality.… Read More