Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Formal Opinion citing Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct 1.0, 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, 1.15, and 5.3


The Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, in Formal Opinion 2011-200, came to a similar conclusion as did the other states that have considered the issue, holding that Pennsylvania attorneys may use the cloud, as long as (1) all such materials remain confidential, and (2) reasonable safeguards are employed to ensure that the data is protected from breaches, data loss and other risks.

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