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Client Confidentiality and Email

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Jeff Schuler, CC BY 2.0

So, in the wake of the Edward Snowden disclosures about the NSA eavesdropping program, there has been an ongoing discussion among lawyers about how to protect the confidentiality of our client communications. This website is part of my response to that.

I changed web/email hosts and upgraded my email to include encryption between my computer and my mail server. So when I email clients (and anyone else) the transmissions are encrypted on “my side.” But they may or may not be encrypted on “your side.”

The three largest email providers, Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo!, default to SSL encryption by default, so about a billion of you are squared away. As for the rest, you should check with your service provider about encryption before you send me secret messages about your case!