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If you need to keep PII on your computer because of your job or your research, you may need to protect this data with encryption.

Encrypting data ensures that when you are not using this sensitive information it is stored as meaningless and unrecoverable gibberish.

Secure Transmission of Data

The most important thing to understand about sending and receiving data is that ordinary old everyday e-mail is not a secure way to do it. E-mail messages can be intercepted while they travel on the internet, and if the message is not encrypted (and most of the time, it is not) anyone who intercepts it would be able to read it.

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