Encrypting USB devices with VeraCrypt

Part of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation – more here https://technologytamed.com/gdpr/) is assessing the way you store patient data. Many businesses use to removable USB drives which are then taken offsite. When assessing your GDPR risks you may decide that you would like to also encrypt portable drives you use that may contain personal data.

The following gives you step by step instructions on how to use one of the most popular encryption methods: VeraCrypt (which is derived from TrueCrypt).

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Encrypting USB Drives with BitLocker

With GDPR encrypting USB drives with BitLocker is an easy way to help to secure personal data.

Part of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation Рmore here https://technologytamed.com/gdpr/) is assessing the way you store customer data. Some businesses backup to removable USB drives which are then taken offsite. Or use removable USB drives to transport data. If personal data is stored in this way a GDPR recommendation is that the device is encrypted.  If you have Windows 10 Professional or Ultimate encrypting USB drives with BitLocker is relatively easy.

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