N.Y. Bar Association Provides Opinion on Cloud Computing’

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The article reviews the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics opinion on lawyers’ obligations to maintain client confidentiality with the use of cloud computing resources. The committee explains the applicability of Rule 1.6 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which addresses the attorneys affirmative duty to safeguard confidential client information. The Opinion 842 is only an advisory but the article notes its importance in the legal profession.

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