Documents containing personal data should be password protected so that only the intended parties can view the information. Personal data relates to things such as names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and so on: anything that can lead to a person being identified. It is essential that you password protect documents containing this information so as not to breach data protection laws such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations
). It is recommended that you communicate the password separately, such as in another email, as an added layer of protection.
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