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Re: [opensuse] Off-Topic: sending details (in)securely via email
On 2016-06-04 15:13, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 06/04/2016 07:23 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

HOWEVER, it doesn't prevent the idiot secretary forwarding the password
along with the file.

HOWEVER, it doesn't prevent the idiot secretary printing out the image
and FAXing that or scanning that.

You can disable printing and copy permission in PDFs.

Or you could use DRM. ;-) :-P

Its one thing to give your SSN & bank account details to the payroll
people (for direct deposit of you wages and for direct tax deduction);
they are in a position to recognise their fiducial responsibilities.

But HR & line receptionists/secretaries don't seem to understand that
same, don't understand PII. Maybe it different your side of the ocean,
but this side that segment of the corporation seems populated by
post-millennial, or at least iPhone obsessed items that are young enough
to be my grand-daughter. There are enough articles out there on how
these ... don't have the same view of the need to protects PII that us
"old codgers" (aka anyone born before 1995) do.

Well... here there is a data protection agency. When someone throws out
the paper garbage with those private items so that anybody can pick
them, they intervene. That secretary gets fined.

This kind of things should be taught at schools. They tried here,
"education for citizenship", but they got accused by the right side of
trying to forsake the right of parents to choose the religion of their
kids or something of the sort (don't trust me much in this), and the
subject was removed from the curricula.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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