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Plugging the gaps of digital data security

Dr Thomas Brauner asks whether firms' lack of dictation encryption is compromising client confidentiality

30 July 2014

As legal specialists, solicitors and lawyers
are well aware of the importance of professional privilege and their duty of confidentiality, with infringement having potentially damaging consequences for cases
and careers.

Dictation devices have always been popular in the legal industry, allowing solicitors and colleagues to keep comprehensive records of client meetings, conversations and other relevant case information. However, the classic technology has been given a modern boost in recent years.

Gone are the traditional dictation tapes, which were easily lost or damaged, and in are digital devices that mean data can be instantly uploaded to the cloud and accessed from anywhere in the world.

However, as technology has progressed, the risk of sensitive client information being compromised has also increased significantly. This can be the case wi...

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