Art Alexion on 18 Sep 2013 05:30:31 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] encryption

Most of the commercial products are not. My understanding is that the mere fact of encryption gets their attention. 

Interesting question: Our company is required, by a number of government agencies, to encrypt communications for HIPAA compliance. Philadelphia CBH uses PGP; the rest don't care which. We use a less robust SPX system for those because it was the best compromise which I could find between security and ease of use (because sender and recipient buy in is most essential).  I am sure there is some back door for not only the NSA, but other government agencies. So what does that say about the efficacy of HIPAA?

Art Alexion

On Sep 17, 2013, at 2:34 PM, jeff <> wrote:

On 09/17/2013 02:16 PM, Stewart Lone wrote:
Is PGP secure against the NSA vacuum?

My understanding is that, while it is secure at present, the use of it raises a flag and may cause the data to be held for eventual viewing.

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