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Issue 57 | May 2019

LIANSWERS

This newsletter includes information to help lawyers reduce the likelihood of being sued for malpractice. The material presented is not intended to establish, report, or create the standard of care for lawyers. The articles do not represent a complete analysis of the topics presented, and readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
How to reduce the threat of a privacy breach

The effort to reduce the risks of a privacy breach can be broken down into three areas; (i) Administrative (e.g. privacy and security policies, confidentiality agreements); (ii) Technical (e.g. passwords, encryption, access control, firewalls, software (anti-spam, anti-virus, anti-spyware)); and (iii) Physical (e.g. controlled access to servers, file rooms, premises).

If you have a privacy breach, the response, after calling the number in your insurance policy, will include efforts to contain the breach, evaluating risks and harm, notifying affected parties and the privacy commissioner and then taking steps to prevent a future breach. It is important to appreciate that your business risks are not limited to malpractice claims or regulatory issues related specifically to the practice of law.

Some resources to help:

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