Email and other data are either being “transmitted” or “processed” or are “at rest.” I.e., it is moving from one computer to another, stored/at rest on a computer, or preparing to be transmitted or stored.
While most types of compliance regulation, such as HIPAA, specifically require that data be transmitted securely, not all regulations require that data be stored in an encrypted form while at rest. I.e., HIPAA does not require at-rest encryption, though it is recommended to decrease risk and potential liability in some situations.
Having your email and other data encrypted while at rest can potentially increase the security of that data, even if that level of security is not explicitly required. As a result, many LuxSci customers have asked how to ensure that all of their email and other data are encrypted while at rest.
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