Encryption is important for GDPR regulation as it is one of the appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a risk-adjusted level of security in the processing of personal data. The GDPR requires organisations to protect the personal data of EU citizens and ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information.
Encryption helps make data unintelligible to anyone not authorised to access it, protecting it from unauthorised access, accidental disclosure and security breaches. Furthermore, the GDPR provides that, in the event of a data breach, the data controller is not required to notify the data subjects of the breach if it has adopted protective measures such as encryption.
Adopting encryption techniques allows organisations to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR and keep information safe. Implementing encryption in personal data management systems is therefore crucial to comply with data protection regulations and ensure the trust of customers and users.