Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Massachusetts opinion on attorney use of cloud computing

As we've said numerous times, attorneys concerned with the propriety of use of legal software have no reason to be concerned, at least according to every published opinion on the subject by the various state bars.

In one of the more recent opinions on the subject, Massachusetts weighed in.  Massachusetts Bar Association opinion 12-03 gave no direct guidance to Massachusetts attorneys, but did, as in other states, emphasize that the attorneys’ responsibility was to ensure their data was reasonably safe from unauthorized access, interception, and there was not an unreasonable risk of inadvertent disclosure; specifically, that the cloud provider kept the data secure, private, and prevented unauthorized access.

Online Legal Software understands the need to protect sensitive data and takes this responsibility as serious as you do.  We utilize bank-level security and encryption, unique user-passwords, and US-based servers and backup servers.