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Re: Database Encryption (now required by law in Italy)

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Ryan J(dot) Cavicchioni" <ryan(dot)cavicchioni(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Database Encryption (now required by law in Italy)
Date: 2005-04-29 14:13:01
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Ryan J. Cavicchioni wrote:
> Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> > * Silvana Di Martino <silvanadimartino(at)tin(dot)it> wrote:
> > 
> > <snip>
> > 
> >>We just think it is easier and safer to encrypt the whole database, or even 
> >>the whole disk, than try to understand what the law actually means.
> > 
> > 
> > BTW politicians should have to be enforced to tell people what their 
> > laws really mean. Representants voting for some law they cannot explain
> > to plain people should get corporal punishment.
> > 
> > cu
> I may be late to the conversation. Sorry if I am but there are some
> cryptography tools in the contrib/pgcrypto folder in the source tree.

There is an FAQ item about encryption.

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