The Business Case for Email Encryption

In response to the growing volume of sensitive information traversing public networks, governments and regulatory agencies are enacting stronger data privacy laws. Regulations mandate that email containing personal or confidential data must be transmitted securely. Adding email encryption to an overall security strategy allows organizations to securely transfer data without disrupting the flow of information between customers and partners.

Data Privacy Laws & Regulations FEDERAL

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA)
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) STATE

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
  • Electronic Fund Transfer Act, Regulation E (EFTA)
  • Free and Secure Trade Program (FAST)
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
  • Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR Part 11)
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)
  • Massachusetts Data Protection Law (201 CMR 17)
  • Nevada Personal Information Data Privacy Encryption Law (NRS 603A)


  • Canada: Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
  • European Union: European Union Data Protection Directive
  • European Union: Safe Harbor Act
  • Mexico: Law on the Protection of Personal Data Held by Private Parties