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Of course we have not invented encryption: We have enhanced it

18/01/2018

Spanish legislation is clear when it attributes to many companies the obligation to encrypt data.

This also includes public bodies that handle sensitive information. The legislator recognizes that the mechanisms that guarantee (and protect) the treatment of personal data, public liberties and fundamental rights of natural persons must be strengthened, and especially "of their honor and personal and family intimacy". All this will sound especially to those who, for some reason and at some point, have been interested in the Organic Law of Protection of Personal Data, the now famous LOPD the main effect is none other than to limit the use of computing "to guarantee the honor and personal and family privacy of citizens, and the full exercise of their rights".

It is the same rule that refers to encryption as the technical means that guarantees the fundamental right to data protection, and not only in the case of files with high level security measures. The head of the legal department of Glyphstock, Marina Montaner, reminds us that "the list of professionals and companies that should use tools for data encryption is considerable: lawyers obliged to confidentiality of their clients' information, journalists who want to preserve their inquiries and their sources, credit institutions, the health sector, companies that have or want to protect their creations and trade secrets, etc..." In short, in just a few years we have exponentially raised all the assumptions that require or recommend encryption of the data that is generated and/or managed.

But beyond regulations, coding is always convenient "because it is fundamental in terms of security and confidentiality". While it is true that legislation should guarantee privacy, Marina reminds us that "there are too many examples that are not always the case, and not only do we need to preserve data such as documents, plans, photos or balance sheets of our organization... there is a whole universe of essential information in our particular life that an encryption can shield for posterity".

This is what we do in Glyphstock: allow you to encrypt at source data previously digitized, to protect them and that nobody but you or those you authorize, can access. And "we keep you protected and stored offline in one of our data centers during the period of time you determine, to minimize the consequences of a disaster, a cyber attack or any other incident in cloud storage."

Technically, encrypt is to apply an algorithm associated with one or more passwords, turning the information into a string of letters, numbers and unintelligible symbols... except for who has the keys that make sense. That's why ours, the files that we give you the possibility to create with our technology "close the content that you have encrypted in your own computer, making it unreadable for third parties, sending absolutely protected to our storage robots outside the cloud". The data is yours, personal and non-transferable, and Glyphtock, the custodian. Can you think of a better way to preserve the data that is the essence of your company? Can you think of a better way to preserve your digital life?