Who needs encryption?
Now, before we get into how Encryption occurs, let's discuss who needs Encryption. In the past, up until just a year or two ago, it was believed that if a website didn't collect personal information from its visitors that encryption was unnecessary. Lately, however, thanks in large part to a heavy push from the browser community, that thinking has changed. Now, regardless of whether your site is collecting personal information or not, everyone needs at least basic encryption.
And if your site does collect personal information – if you're in the healthcare, insurance, financial or e-commerce industries – you'll also need Business Authentication. But that's another discussion all together, let's get back to how Encryption works.
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