Attorneys increasingly are confronting the significant ethical issues raised when a data-security breach occurs. Many traps exist for the unwary in this evolving area of the law, especially in light of concerns regarding e-discovery and a lack of judicial interpretation of applicable statutes. This article provides a legal framework in this area of the law and explores ethical considerations arising when an attorney represents a client who has suffered a data-security breach.
Robert J. Scott and Julie Machal-Fulks,
Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Responding to a Data-Security Breach,
Nw. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop.