Lawyers face certain unique privacy concerns when it comes to email and other digital forms of communication.
Attorney-client privilege generally protects email communications and sensitive documents exchanged over the internet from disclosure in court, but what happens when sensitive client data is exposed by hackers?
Law firms are a favorite target of hackers because attorneys typically keep higher-quality data, since law firms typically receive clients’ most private data.
Think about when you send an email on a cloud server or via the FTP method. The documents or conversations contained in those ‘private’ communications are at risk because the cloud copies them to a third party, which could be targeted by hackers.
One of the easiest steps lawyers can take to help protect themselves against the risk of private data being exposed is to avoid the cloud.
A direct device-to-device large file sharing service like Binfer’s direct transfer protocol ensures large files containing private information reach the recipient securely, and in half the time of cloud-based platforms.
Because files reach their destination without touching the cloud, there’s no risk of sensitive data surfacing in the event of litigation.
Attorneys can drag and drop entire folders containing anything into a desktop application, hit send and rest assured the large files are delivered securely at bank-level
data encryption at the fastest speed allowed by their ISP.