23 July 2014    |    Taxation

Encrypted communications

In light of the recent DRIP Act (Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act) none can guarantee that any communications by email that are not encrypted are secure.

This applies to all professionals and to ask communications – business and private.

We are now moving our clients toward using two alternatives to increase the security of the information that is sent to us. There can never be a 100% guarantee about security, but these routes should dramatically reduce the risks associated with email.

Edward Snowden, of NSA leaks fame, recommends that all professionals consider encrypting all emails as a matter of course, and we agree with his advice.

Before we highlighted the best routes covering encryption and secure transfer, can we highlight that there are one route that is not very successful.
Zip files are great for sending large files, but you face two major challenges:

To get around this we are suggesting two alternative routes for safe and secure transmission:

Of you want to use encrypted technologies, then please let us know, but we suspect they are going to become the norm in the next couple of years.

Disclaimer

The information provided is for general information purposes only.

Legislation and details may have changed since this was written.  The text may not include all matters that are relevant to your individual situation.

You should not make decisions, or refrain from making decisions, without taking further professional advice about your specific circumstances.

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