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Lawyers are obligated to protect the confidentiality of their client’s data, and law firms have to pay closer attention to confidentiality than the average business. If law firms do not secure their client communications and other data, they could violate the attorney-client privilege, lose clients, be subject to malpractice actions, damage their reputation, and possibly also lose their license to practice law.
Nowadays, law enforcement officers no longer have a monopoly on surveillance technology. Stingrays and IMSI catchers, SS7 hacks, and malware infections are all also available to cybercriminals. Here’s why confidential communication is so important for legal professionals and law firms:
- Industrial espionage occurs in many sectors, and the nature of the information shared with lawyers makes them potential targets for eavesdropping.
- In criminal investigations, intercepted communication can help the claimant prepare for the planned legal defense and perhaps refute it.
- If a client approaches a lawyer for advice about a potential seizure, that communication alone is enough for law enforcement officers to freeze the client’s accounts.
People who have legitimate reasons to worry about surveillance need a complete approach to mobile security. It boils down to understanding surveillance technology and the vulnerabilities it exploits. Once you know what to look for, you can choose the right tools to secure your communications.