Users can now encrypt individual UP emails to transmit sensitive information to anyone with the confidence that only the recipient(s) will be able to decrypt and read the message. Encryption is easy to enable on a case-by-case basis. All you have to do is add [encrypt] anywhere in the subject line of an email sent from your UP account. No special interface or website is needed for sending, and the message notification goes directly to the recipient’s inbox for easy retrieval. Any UP email that contains the following protected or sensitive information must be encrypted:
- Protected health information (i.e., patient record information)
- Personally identifiable information (ex., social security number, birthday, driver’s license, etc.)
- Credit card information
- Any information protected by governmental or institutional regulations.