Yesterday was the bi-annual educational session for lawyers coming to practice in Ontario from other jurisdictions. It is the 20+ time I have given a session on how lawyers can protect confidential information while using technology. Year to year, there’s … Read more
I received an e-mail this morning from my network drive, a Western Digital MyCloud. While it comes with all sorts of bells and whistles to synchronize to the cloud, or to be accessible over the internet, I’ve limited its availability … Read more
This is the third time I’ve received the call, so perhaps this phone scam has traction. I can see how someone might get a bit panicked by it, but the call comes in to the provincial lawyer regulator, so it’s … Read more
I was in a Skype chat early this morning when the people at the company on the other end found that staff were opening a very unusual e-mail. The chaos that ensued reflected a lack of preparedness and a misunderstanding … Read more
My presentation at the 2017 Solo and Small Firm conference yesterday covered the basics of protecting your digital law practice. It’s a familiar theme but I’ve noticed that I spend less time talking about technology these days, and far more … Read more
The U.S. Congress’ recent legislative move – to kill an internet privacy law that was due to go into effect in late 2017 – has spiked interest in keeping online activity private. The ways to protect your online activity … Read more
An infected Microsoft Word document arrived in my inbox the other day. It was a reminder that, while technology is an enabler, lawyers need to have a mindset that understands technology’s limitations.
The Word document was attached to an e-mail.… Read more