How Lawyers Can Connect to Public Wi-Fi Safely
March 9, 2023
Most lawyers know they are ethically bound to protect confidential data when using their smartphones, laptops, etc. when connecting to public Wi-Fi. It is time for a refresher course.
We were wrapped in a COVID cocoon for a while. Now we are traveling more often, for work or vacation. We’re connecting from airports, hotels or conferences. Many lawyers have returned to previous daily patterns of working from their favorite coffee shop.
It appears we have forgotten much of what we used to know about public Wi-Fi and security. ‘Public’ means they’re open for anyone to use – as you might expect, data being transferred isn’t as secure as it would be on your home network and WAY less secure than it would be on your law firm network.