May 2, 2014 | Justin Sims
Guard your data!
Recently, we have had to make a number of calls to our clients regarding their database information containing confidential information that we didn’t need in our possession. Most often, we only need the mailing information and any variable fields necessary for the mailing, like price, quantity, age, rates (as in mortgage rates or interest rates), etc. Often, we receive: birthdays, social security numbers, ages, sex, cell phones and other needless fields.
The problem we have is that often this data comes unbeknownst to us via an insecure method, rather than through our secure upload procedures.
For your safety, and that of your clients, only send the data necessary to complete the job, and always send in a secure, encrypted format. If you have any questions, please contact your IT professional prior to transmission.
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