According to data from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, more than one third of all U.S. adults will have their personal identity information lost or compromised this year by a company that stores their data electronically. This is an incredibly sobering statistic.Who is to blame for this? Hackers and lackadaisical employees for sure, but many companies are not doing everything in their power to encrypt confidential customer data. Ultimately, it is the company’s responsibility to protect confidential customer data. In some states, it’s even illegal to leave customer data unencrypted.
Pretty sobering stuff. Encryption is THE solution to privacy. The trick will be protecting the data of honest citizens while providing the legal means to disarm potential cyber criminals and terrorists.
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