There exists a reasonable expectation of privacy when sending confidential information through electronic mail (whether direct link, commercial service, or Internet).Ethics Advisory Opinion 97-08.Â Use of electronic mail will not affect the confidentiality of client communications under South Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6. This opinion revisited the e-mail confidentiality issue as originally addressed in Opinion 94-27 addressing on line legal advice
South Carolina lawyers may communicate with clients via unencrypted e-mail
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