Monday, July 8, 2013

Connecticut joins the states giving the OK to cloud computing

Add Connecticut to the ever-growing list of states who have formally approved the use of cloud computing by their attorneys.

In Informal Opinion 2013-07, the Connecticut Professional Ethics Committee found, as have other states, that use of cloud computing is OK, provided that the attorney take reasonable steps to secure the data.

Moreover, the Committee recognized another issue we've been discussing in this blog - that is the duty of an attorney to "reasonably" supervise the cloud computing provider.  This second duty is not inconsistent with the duty, as elaborated in the Model Rules, to understand the technology you use.

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