Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia reports on a case of espionage by (apparently) Chinese hackers who broke into two law firms representing the parties to a mining deal that the Chinese government hoped to stop. Reporter Mike Riley suggests that law firms are the “weak link” in the security chain, in part because lawyers aren’t used to dealing with it.

What do you think? How much time and money should law firms spend on data security? Where does data security rank on your list of priorities?

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