‘Cloud’ can mitigate data storms, but can it breach attorney fiduciary duty?

February 20, 2013

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By: Donna Chesteen, Esq. | The Tech Law Firm
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In this article, you will learn:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of storing client files in the cloud
  • How to vet cloud service providers
  • Considerations for negotiating a service-level agreement with a cloud vendor

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donna_chesteen_smallAbout the author A founding member of The Tech Law Firm, in Orlando, Donna Chesteen is a Florida attorney with an extensive background in software development. She has more than two decades of experience mastering advanced technologies, and previously worked as a technical leader at Symantec. Earning her master’s degree in computer science and an MBA, she excels in facilitating legally defensible, cost-effective technology solutions. An expert in all phases of the EDRM, she advises clients on legal issues pertaining to the development, distribution, and licensing of software and intellectual property issues. She is slated to serve on the steering board for the Orange County Bar Association technology committee. As a software engineer, she was a technical leader in the development of products that varied from search-and-rescue software for the US Naval Oceanographic Office to ambulatory heart monitor software. She has an in-depth knowledge of complex ESI and excels at implementing document retention policies and other electronic document management concepts.