Has the time arrived for lawyers to begin routinely encrypting data, especially data carried on laptop computers and USB drives?
I take a look at some of the practical questions involving data encryption and the state of encryption in 2008 in my latest legal technology column in the ABA Journal called “Hidden Assets.” I focus on recent developments in the area of disk encryption.
The money quote:

When you balance the risks of loss or exposure of sensitive data against the costs and effort in encrypting data and drives, it’s becoming clear that we’ll see many lawyers moving to disk encryption in the very near future.

Disk encryption looks to be a simple, effective way to address some, but not all, data security concerns. Have you tried it? Is it working for you? Have you become less comfortable with not encrypting data in the past year?
Here’s the article. Your feedback is appreciated.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (https://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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