Finally, a way for lawyers to safely use Dropbox

Dropbox is a great tool, but many lawyers hold a concern that its security against disclosure of client information is not strong enough. Although some feel that the security is good enough to meet our ethical obligations, others feel it isn’t.

Fortunately, we have a solution available to us. It’s free, and it comes from the good people who created the .zip format for compressing files.

The service is called Viivo. It works very simply. You sign up for a free account, link your Dropbox account, and download the software to your computer. When you install the software on your system, it creates a Viivo folder inside your Dropbox folder. Whatever you put in that Viivo folder is encrypted and synced with your Dropbox files. The encryption is AES-256, so it’s quite strong. If you want to share your particular file with another person, Viivo uses a strong public/private key system.

I’ve been using Viivo for a few days now, and it’s seamless and straightforward. You can’t beat the price, and it offers great security for your own Dropbox files or those you want to share with clients or friends.

Viivo works on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and maybe another platform or to that I can’t think of. Check it out.

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One thought on “Finally, a way for lawyers to safely use Dropbox

  1. Another option is http://safeboxapp.com. It works in a similar fashion to Viivio and encrypts your content before it is synced to the cloud by Dropbox.

    Unlikely Viivio there is no reoccurring charge, you just pay of a once off price of $9.99 to run it on as many computers as you like. (disclaimer: I’m a member of the two man team who created Safebox).

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