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“A South Carolina Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations for Data Security,” South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Dec 14, 2016

In an article published in the Dec. 12, 2016 print edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Sam Sammataro offers guidance to fellow South Carolina lawyers on the ethical responsibilities if their firm is breached and client information is compromised. The article details that, “Hackers see attorneys as a back door to data about clients’ merger and acquisition plans, patents and trade secrets, secret formulas, litigation plans and embarrassing personal information.” Sammataro emphasizes, “With constant vigilance and relatively simple modifications of their security policies, South Carolina firms can proactively meet the challenge to safeguard client secrets and ensure compliance with ethical obligations.” You may view the full article in the Dec. 12, 2016 print edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. 

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