Yet again, another report about data security breaches at retailers and banks. America’s largest bank, JPMorgan Chase, is one of the latest high-profile victims, and it is still reeling from last summer’s cyber attack that compromised 76 million household accounts. Law firms are not immune from this type of disaster. Recently, a study reported that 15% of U.S. law firms experienced a security breach in 2012, either through hackers, a break-in, a web site exploit, or a lost or stolen computer or smartphone. This came from the 2013 American Bar Association’s “Legal Technology Survey Report.” How different is it in Canada? Not much, likely, but law firms aren’t vocal about these situations. It just isn’t good for business. Canadian Lawyer brought this news to our attention in their post, “Taming the digital chaos.”

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