Is The Government Spying on Your Law Firm?
Published on February 18, 2014
Ever since Edward Snowden began his revelations about the domestic spying activities of the National Security Administration, lawyers have had to wonder whether their emails and phone calls have been subject to the agency’s scrutiny. The verdict is now in, and the result is guilty as charged, as is more fully set out in a story published in the New York Times edition of February 15th.
Legal computer forensics and security expert Sharon Nelson, blogging at Ride the Lightening, has a fantastic post on what this incident was really about, the implications for attorneys and our ability to maintain client confidentiality in an internet-connected world going forward.