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Linked – Traveling out of the country? Lawyers should consider using ‘burner’ devices

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This may not be bad for a lot of people, not just lawyers.

“Hinshaw & Culbertson partner Steven Puiszis, the firm’s general counsel for , and compliance, described the precautions taken by lawyers at many large law firms. They typically require lawyers to take “burner” laptops and phones with them that don’t contain client . Lawyers can connect to the firm’s network through a virtual private network.

Because lawyers at Hinshaw & Culbertson have their own phones, the ’s technology personnel will remove email from the phone before a lawyer leaves the country.

Puiszis advises all lawyers to take similar steps. They should question whether they really need a phone or laptop outside the country and, if so, whether they need to keep information on the devices.”

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