Attorneys wary of cloud-based services and client data storage solutions are now pursuing a new data security process that uses Pig Latin to encrypt sensitive client communications, according to Rational Lawyer Magazine.
“It’s easy, cheap, and incredibly secure,” says legal technology consultant Jans Flas. “I use it everyday in my business and recommend Pig Latin to many of my clients.” Flas said that, once you get used to it, the encryption is easy.
Private companies are now scrambling to capture part of what is considered an untapped lucrative market: Pig Latin data conversion. Already, Google Pig Latin is said to be in secret pre-alpha development. Microsoft Office is rumored to have added a Pig Latin add-on to its 2012 Office Suite that converts text into Pig Latin, effectively rendering the text incomprehensible. And data security experts at Norton say that they are close to releasing a Pig Latin Encryptor/Decryptor for use on laptops and iPads.
“If last year was the year of the cloud, this is the year of the pig,” said Flas.