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Protecting Client Data When Traveling


November 30, 2017

“Traveling at home and abroad with nearly unlimited access to client data is a boon for attorneys’ productivity. The downside,” writes Craig R. Smith in this Today’s General Counsel article, “is that it increases the risk that client information can be lost, compromised or searched without the attorney’s permission.” Crossing international borders, including U.S. borders, is particularly problematic. So is free wi-fi. There are workarounds to many of these problems, but the starting point is simple, according to Smith. “Use a separate laptop and phone for traveling.” he writes. “The less data you travel with, the less you have to lose.”

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