Encryption can be an effective form of information protection when it is necessary to possess sensitive University data, although the most reliable way to protect the University’s sensitive data is to avoid handling or retaining that data at all.
If you are taking sensitive information outside the University the answer is YES.
The sensitivity of data generally relates to identifiable information (data can be public or confidential) in relation to a group of fifty or more individuals. Where possible this data should be anonymised, though this is not possible in all circumstances.
This article was published on Feb 8, 2013