Data confidential: Keeping private information safe
Getting data protection right is important. Data loss can lead to a serious loss of customer confidence, which, in some cases, can lead to legal consequences or bring down an entire business. Across Europe, most countries have instituted a data protection authority with powers to oversee and enforce legislation. Technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, can help to ensure that personal data remains accessible only by authorised individuals, as outlined by these laws. This white paper looks in more depth at data protection trends in Europe and at SSL security technology, its application, certificates and certificate management.