Linked – Traveling out of the country? Lawyers should consider using ‘burner’ devices
This may not be bad for a lot of people, not just lawyers.
“Hinshaw & Culbertson partner Steven Puiszis, the firm’s general counsel for privacy, security 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 data. Lawyers can connect to the firm’s network through a virtual private network.
Because lawyers at Hinshaw & Culbertson have their own phones, the law firm’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.”