Danish DPA: email encryption required for emails with sensitive data

Denmark’s Data Protection Authority announced that it requires higher levels of protective measures for emails containing sensitive personal data.

The use of email encryption is required starting at January 1, 2019 for these emails. Some types of personal information are more sensitive than others, and thus need more protection. These special categories of personal data are described in article 9 of GDPR, and include: Personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

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