Lawyers are pretty interested in privacy matters. In fact, most lawyers are experts in the area of privacy. That’s why as practice management service providers in the cloud, we get so many questions about privacy and security as it relates to the use of cloud-based applications.
As with any other business these days, totally abstaining from the cloud is not an option, as such an approach would put a legal practice in a decidedly competitive disadvantage. The cloud just has too much to offer in terms of cost, convenience and capability. The legal profession’s response then, from both the various legal societies across the nation and the individual legal firms within each jurisdiction, has been to review Canadian law with respect to privacy, set some guidelines for use and carry out due diligence when it comes to selecting specific online services.