The landscape in relation to security, data protection and confidentiality has changed beyond all recognition for lawyers in the twenty-first century. Lawyers are required to advise their own clients on these matters, but also need to be aware of how these topics affect how they run their practice.
Level of knowledge of attendees
No knowledge is necessary. The aim is to look at the basic principles, and local laws and regulations will naturally apply.
· Historical introduction – putting the topics into context
· Data protection principles and how it affects lawyers and their clients – at a high level of generality
· The duty of confidentiality of the lawyer and the duty of confidentiality of the client where they enter into agreements of confidentiality
· Security – both physical and electronic security
To alert attendees to:
1. Understand the importance of protecting data and the duty of confidentiality, both physically and electronically
2. Understand the technology in protecting electronic data
3. Be aware of the failure of complying with duties regarding the protection and confidentiality of electronic data
4. To identify some of the practical problems that must be dealt with, for both clients and in the legal practice
Be Aware –deploy effectively – inform - advance