Florida Ethics Opinion OKs Cloud Computing

Florida has become the latest state to opine on the legal ethics of cloud computing. The proposed opinion follows other states that have addressed the issue in concluding that lawyers may ethically use cloud computing, provided they exercise due diligence to ensure that the cloud provider maintains adequate safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of client information.

Under the Florida Bar rules, members of the bar are given an opportunity to comment on the opinion before it becomes final.

I have a more detailed post about the opinion at the Catalyst E-Discovery Search Blog.