With so many big-name data breaches in recent times, your eyes may have glossed over the recent Equifax consumer data breach settlement. The numbers were big, 147 million consumers had their sensitive information exposed. The penalty, $700 million (or about $5 per person). Source: New York Times, Krebs.
The constitution provides certain privacy rights. Attorneys and their clients generally enjoy extra protections on privacy with “privileged” correspondence. But what happens if the information is inadvertently exposed? There are all sorts of pitfalls that can expose your sensitive information. Here are some shocking ones.
It seems innocent enough. Your attorney shares a few files by sending a link from their unprotected cloud storage account. They expect that you’ll only see the files that they intended to send. But there are huge risks to this approach. This behavior can result in the waiver of attorney client privilege.
Service professionals and business managers are continually trying to improve workplace productivity, not just to increase profits but also to reduce tedium in their daily work flows. Web applications for customer relationship management (Salesforce.com), professional networking (LinkedIn), messaging, e-signing, and file sharing (RPost), for example, can be extremely helpful tools for streamlining work flows.
Electronic signature technology is already the industry standard for executing business contracts in almost every industry. Professionals in real estate, legal services, investment management and insurance, particularly, have adopted use of this technology to transact efficiently. As e-signatures have now reached mainstream levels of adoption, where does the technology go from here?
As we discussed in a recent article, “Deciphering Large File Sharing, Sending, Storage (Part 1)”, email is not naturally well suited for sending file attachments of more than ten megabytes. One can never be sure if the recipient’s system will accept very large attachment transmissions.
You may have noticed that when you send a large file attachment by email, it sometimes gets kicked back to you undelivered with an error message that says something like: “The attachment size exceeds the allowable limit.” But what are these limits? And how can you securely send a large file attachment when it’s too large to send by standard email?
An important trend for companies today is use of web-based messaging and CRM platforms such as Salesforce.com to manage, track and/or secure outbound correspondence. While some of these platforms let you send attached documents with your message, most (including Salesforce.com) do not save copies of attachments in the sent record stored in the web-based system.
Our newly released update for the RMail Outlook plugin includes major updates to the LargeMail® service. After installing the new version, RMail users will be able to attach and send files up to 200MB directly from the “Send Registered” dialog box. There is also a new option to send files via LargeMail automatically when your attachments exceed a size you specify.
Configured for SAP by default, configurable for other output management systems on demand.
The RSign Output Management app generally provides the following functions to connect document output management systems to the RSign Cloud for secure, verifiable, encrypted, large file, and e-signature processing.