The most important ethical and moral principle of an advocate is confidentiality. The information they receive from their clients is supposed to be kept a secret. Clients approach lawyers with information pertaining to a case and it is the legal duty of the lawyer to keep that information a secret and use the same before a judicial authority in the best interests of the client. Breach of this confidentiality can open doors to a suit, the consequence of which might be a penalty, imprisonment or disbarment.
But what is the necessity of maintaining such confidentiality? Confidentiality is necessary to encourage full and frank communication between attorneys and clients. This kind of communication is necessary in order for the attorney to fulfill his/her duty in representing the client to the best of their interest. Only if he/she is completely aware of all the facts and circumstances of the client, can he/she defend the client. This information can be oral or documented. Today, most of these document transactions happen virtually.
Lawyers and law firms are making use of the cloud-storage facilities provided by various companies. The principle of confidentiality applies to documents and all reasonable care must be taken by the lawyer to keep them secure. Certain aspects might be sensitive and the client will want no one to know. For example, certain facts in a divorce case or some defense involving the mental state of the client, financial information and so on. As the “data theft” trend suggests, our information on any online platform is not safe. In these circumstances, a lawyer has to be cautious while storing such confidential information on cloud-storage platforms.
Being a lawyer entails a lot of paperwork. For each case, there might be several supporting documents that are submitted as evidence. When you enter a lawyer’s office or a law firm, you’ll notice several stacks of paper. However, lawyers are slowly shifting to storing their documents online. Even though documents are being stored online, the organization of such documents is required. Therefore, the most efficient cloud-storage platform has to be picked.
If you’re a lawyer and you’re looking for a storage platform that ensures privacy and helps in the organization, DCirrus is for you. At Dcirrus, we provide a very secure system. Unlike other cloud-storage companies, we do not have access to your data. You can manage and protect your data using passwords. When you have to exchange documents with some third party, you can limit their access rights. In fact, you can make the document disappear from their system once they view it. We can help organize your case files at the convenience of you and your client. This system makes the job of your clients also easier. This is the most efficient way to keep up the promise of confidentiality. The Co-founder of Dcirrus, Mr. Lalit Mathur, is a lawyer by profession and understands all your concerns. We can guarantee the security of your documents. We understand you and your need for privacy. Make a promise of confidentiality and let Dcirrus help you keep that up!
 Upjohn Co v. United States, 499 US 383, 389 (1981).
Looking for a Reliable Solution to secure your data? Try DCirrus