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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
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Law Practice Management Tip

Remotely erasing your smartphone in the event of loss or theft

The smartphones that we use contain so much confidential personal and client data that their loss or theft is a real security and ethical problem.

To deal with this, there are remote wipe programs for Windows Mobile, IPhone and for Blackberry. If you lose or have your phone stolen, you can use the software to reset the device and/or wipe the device clean of your data. There is usually a nominal charge for the software.

Check with your phone provider to find out how to activate this service on your phone, and always keep your phone safe and secure. 

This tip is courtesy of Robert S. White, Esq. at  Bourgeois, Dresser, White & McGourthy LLP. To contact White via e-mail, click here.

Published August 10, 2009

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