Jonathan Armstrong, author of "Managing Risk: Technology & Communications," has urged companies to view securing their pieces of hard-copy data with as much importance as digital data as they prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation, the Independent.ie reports. Securing physical data is currently frequently overlooked. "In many ways, records like this are harder to secure as you can encrypt files and emails — but you can't prevent employees from writing down what is in their head," Armstrong continued. "If an encrypted email, USB stick or laptop is lost, then to a certain extent 'big deal' as long as the encryption is up to scratch." A printout doesn't need a hacker's expertise to read, understand and distribute, he added.
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