[Mimedefang] Scary... Filtering on the outbound.

Ben Kamen bkamen at benjammin.net
Thu Feb 17 13:15:05 EST 2005

David F. Skoll wrote:
> 2) All kinds of regulations in the US like HIPAA and financial
> regulations will force businesses to at least pretend to control
> outflowing information.  Unfortunately, doing this effectively means
> prohibiting tools like PGP for encrypted e-mail. :-(

So much for securing sensitive information with PGP so that only the intended 
parties can read it.

I can see it now...

"The outbound mail filter has detected and held an encrypted transmission and 
would like to recommend that you unencrypt sensitive information so that it 
may be properly scanned against the email policies of this organization."


The irony is that a company under HIPAA is supposed to make sure data is 
secure. No wonder that this kind of policy would work against that goal.

talk about a Catch-22.


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