Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: phranque

Message Too Old, No Replies

Do you Encrypt Personal/customer records on your site?

... after TalkTalk some might reconsider

6:28 am on Oct 27, 2015 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
votes: 780

With the recent hack of TalkTalk, which company admitted they had not encrypted personally identifiable information (PII) of customer records (this is EU based, but should apply everywhere) stated they had no "obligation" to do so.

I have such records encrypted. Just wondering how many do nothing or follow the same practice. I have no doubt we all take precautions, but the encrypt question is vital. So... how do you handle PII?