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Posted on: Jun 1, 2017

In today’s world, cyberattacks are no longer a question of “if,” but a question of “when.”

It’s nearly impossible to avoid some sort of data breach in technology-driven businesses, and as the practice of law becomes more digitized, industry leaders are urging legal professionals to take the appropriate steps to protect themselves and their clients. The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, for example, recently released Formal Ethics Opinion 477, urging attorneys to make “reasonable efforts” to protect client data and communication from unforeseen attacks or breaches.

Read the full article in The Indiana Lawyer here.

This article was submitted by Ray Biederman, Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section page, please email Kara Sikorski at


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