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Joanna Storey Discusses Legal Ethics of Using Third-Party Technology in BASF Article

March 5, 2018

Joanna Storey—an attorney in Hinshaw's San Francisco office—co-authored an article titled "The Ethics of Third-Party Technology Solutions." Published by the Bar Association of San Francisco's (BASF) San Francisco Attorney magazine, the article provides 10 tips for ethically evaluating whether and how to use third-party technology solutions.

The authors caution that as technologies change, security standards may change, and attorneys must keep abreast of the current standards to evaluate whether the technology adequately protects the client’s confidential information. When it comes to technology and file hosting services, "rules and ethical guidelines do not contain any requirements governing the use of a particular technology or security measure." They recommend adhering to a standard of reasonableness as opposed to a "one size fits all" approach.

Read "The Ethics of Third-Party Technology Solutions" (PDF, republished with permission)

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