Archive for Information security

Colorado’s New Data Privacy Law: Where’s Your Company’s Policy?

  • December 20th, 2018
  • Miles Buckingham
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Does your business receive or keep Personal Identifying Information of customers? The definition of Personal Identifying Information is broad, and includes: A user’s password (say, to access restricted areas on your web-site); Personal Identification Numbers; Social security numbers; A pass code; Official state or government-issued driver’s license or identification card…

Slack as a client communication tool: Bad idea or Worst idea?

  • April 12th, 2016
  • Miles Buckingham
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Recently, a business attorney posting in The Lawyerist proposed that attorneys could use Slack to communicate with clients. As we represent attorneys in legal malpractice actions brought by the clients of those attorneys, we had to stop and ask: Is using Slack to communicate with clients a bad idea, or…

The ‘Heartbleed’ exploit, and steps to protect you and your clients

  • April 11th, 2014
  • Miles Buckingham
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Have you heard of Heartbleed? Hopefully you have, and you have acted in response to the news. Recent reports of a security flaw affecting key, ubiquitous internet-based services is a frightening reminder of the need to be proactive with security measures in a law firm. At the very least, check…