June 04, 2019 Feature

What Attorneys Need to Know about Encrypting Client Email

By Michelle Worrall Tilton

We’ve all experienced that dreadful feeling when a sensitive work email is sent to the wrong recipient. Often, the brain registers that a mistake is about to be made, but is powerless to stop the rote function of clicking “send.” A quick peek at the sent box confirms the email was indeed sent to the wrong “Vincent.” Hopefully, he is a cousin without any interest in reading a client’s medical records or trade secrets, but what if Vincent is opposing counsel or a competitor?

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