Abbey Garber Quoted in Tax Notes on New Privilege Concerns Related to Work-From-Home Technology

“Work-From-Home Technology Comes With New Privilege Concerns”

Videoconferencing and other new technological tools tax professionals are relying on during the coronavirus pandemic make well-worn privilege analyses even more complicated, according to practitioners.

…Abbey B. Garber of Thompson & Knight LLP noted that the world has changed considerably in just the last few months as tax professionals adapt to the social distancing requirements brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Video and audio conferences have exploded. . . . When people are on conferences, they take notes. Some of the conferences — such as this one — are recorded [and] third parties may be involved or may listen in,” Garber said. “You could have roommates that hear a call.”