Store IP & email addresses in database with AES

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Store IP & email addresses in database with AES

Post by Ideas Bot » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:14 pm

Upcoming EU privacy legislation demands to implement any technically possible measure to secure user identifiable data, which includes IP and email addresses.

I would like to suggest to encrypt email and IP addresses with AES in the SQL databases to protect user data in case of a SQL server hack.

Alternatively, even only store hash values instead of actual user data.

Otherwise, commercial users risk penalties and seize and desist letters for violation of privac yregulation.

Any chance?

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Re: Store IP & email addresses in database with AES

Post by warmweer » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:18 pm

I would like to suggest to encrypt email and IP addresses with AES in the SQL databases to protect user data in case of a SQL server hack.

Alternatively, even only store hash values instead of actual user data.
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Re: Store IP & email addresses in database with AES

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:29 am

I have to say again that based on what you have been posting about the EU law, the people who wrote the EU law have absolutely no idea how the technology works to begin with. how can they expect anyone to follow their rules and have a working site.

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Re: Store IP & email addresses in database with AES

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:12 am

I hope you also make this request to all the other vendors whose software runs on your server, as many of them store IP and/or e-mail addresses as well. Nobody cares about anonymizing hostnames - I can easily resolve an IP address to a hostname and store that, but surprisingly this is not subject to privacy anymore.
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