brian at freeswitch.org
Mon Mar 8 14:46:44 PST 2010
There is no such thing as security when humans are involved in the relay of information. Thats fact.
HIPAA is a joke. PCI is a joke... they all don't get it. Humans are involved its not secure.
On Mar 8, 2010, at 4:39 PM, Gabriel Kuri wrote:
> While I'd love to see FAXing just die, especially with the amount of headache associated with it, the reality is that specific organizations still rely on it heavily on a daily basis (ie Health Care and Banking/Finance Industry). Plus they can legally get away with FAXing personal data directly between machines, since the FAX transmission doesn't seem to be directly covered by all their respective privacy regultions (ie HIPAA, PCI, etc.), unless of course it's a FAX-to-email service. Plus most of these organizations just don't have the internal expertise to setup end-to-end encrypted email nor the impetus to deal with it, since FAXing works fine in their eyes. I think it's going to be around quite a while longer unless they actually stop making the FAX machines and force people to use something else.
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