Reply to post: Re: Not the only Guvmint dept to use fax

Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech

alain williams Silver badge

Re: Not the only Guvmint dept to use fax

she said, rather frostily, 'because of security...'

Well, congratulations to someone at HMRC who understands that sending an email is like sending a post card - which can be read by anyone who handles it. I have been asked a large number of times , and refused, to email sensitive information; I ask what encryption they use ... generally they not understanding.

I have been using PGP/GPG (encryption for email) for years but most people do not support it. I suspect that the likes of GCHQ discourage it where they can - they like postcard-like email.

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