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Congressman Scott Taylor Submits Appropriations Language Directing VA to Further Protect Veterans’ Personal Data

April 6, 2017
Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

WASHINGTON D.C.- April 6, 2017—Congressman Scott Taylor submits language directing the Veterans Administration to make additional privacy protections of individuals’ data. This will protect veterans’ sensitive information and secure high value assets and personally identifiable information with document and data level encryption.  

Congressman Taylor had this to say about the new potential document protection at the VA: “In addition to the network, document data should also be secured. Put simply, not only does the door need to be locked, but the filing cabinet inside does as well. The VA should use funds already available for privacy protection to ensure individuals’ data is encrypted in a way that does not allow access to those not entitled to it.”