Encryption shows up in self-regulatory guidelines, best practices and pieces of legislation all over the world. It’s thought to be one of the best ways to protect data—particularly from cyber-attacks; however, it draws a fair amount of ire from some government agencies and law enforcement regimes, as it can hamper investigations into criminal and terrorist activities. If you’re not a techie, it can also be somewhat intimidating to implement. The IAPP Westin Research Center boils it down for you in this practice guide.
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