Queensland Law Society

Choosing and using cloud services - A quick reference guide

Most small and medium law firms these days use at least some services which host or process client data in the cloud. Whether it is a full cloud-hosted practice management system, Office 365, accounting, video conferencing or email at some point client data is likely to end up on a remote network. There is nothing inherently less secure about cloud data providers but it cannot simply be assumed that a provider will adequately respect or protect your client’s confidentiality. Created by Special Counsel and Ethics Solicitor, David Bowles this quick reference will give you practical guidance on how to choose a service provider, how to self-assess security and balance other commercial considerations.