At a time when UK government departments are managing to lose the personal data of more than 300,000 individuals a month (year to April 08) and financial institutions seem to be no better, a new approach is needed to stop the data loss haemorrhage.
Many organizations have to enable their employees to transport sensitive information on laptop computers, whilst guarding against potential leakage in the event that the laptop is lost or stolen. Some are compelled by their own rules, to make personal data accessible to comply with their constitutions.
One example where Lizard Safeguard copy protection has recently been used is the protection of personal data compulsorily published during board elections within charitable bodies.
Typically, such bodies require the disclosure of personal information (age, address, background, a ‘political statement’ and so on) which is forwarded, these days electronically, to a vetting board, the other candidates, and, perhaps, to the electorate, which may be designated officials from statutory bodies or the generality of the members, or both.
Such data are often not just personal but sensitive. Knowledge of the details of who are standing as trustees of non-governmental organizations may be a very sensitive matter before an election, only the appointed become public knowledge!
Lizard Safeguard document protection may be used to protect these electronic data, helping you comply with existing regulations for the protection of personal data, as well as with increasing the protection available to sensitive information. Once the information has been protected, only those who have been authorized can see it. So it can be distributed by email without any risks. Once the authorized user opens it they are limited by the controls that the publisher has selected. Apart from preventing copying and printing, it is also possible to enforce a ‘use by’ date, so that once the election has been and gone, access to the document(s) also ceases and they are no longer available.
So Lizard Safeguard DRM software is able to provide valuable controls preventing the further distribution of personal data, and also helping data controllers take all reasonable available controls to support their compliance with Data Protection regulations.
About Lizard Safeguard Document Security
LockLizard Safeguard PDF document security software protects documents published in PDF format with DRM copy controls and US Government strength, AES 256 bit, encryption. It secures information by preventing copying, modifying, screen grabbing, saving and distribution. In addition the document owner can control whether users can print protected documents, and, if so, how many times. Controls check how documents are used, by whom, for how long, and what can be done with them, in order to protect data from unauthorized use and misuse. Protected information can be revoked at any stage.
LockLizard (locklizard.com) is a DRM vendor that produces document security, PDF security, ebook security, copy protection, and web content encryption products that use DRM technology to protect information from intellectual property theft. Our DRM software prevents copying, printing, screen grabbing, and sharing of information without the use of insecure passwords.