Box Aims To Hand Businesses Their Own Encryption Keys This Year

Cloud-storage provider Box aims to break with tradition and give some businesses their own keys to their own encrypted data—at least for “very large or sensitive organizations,” CEO Aaron Levie said, according to a report in Ars Technica. “We’re still figuring out the exact details of how we want to integrate it with a customer environment,” Levie said during a Q&A at the InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas.

When you share files via Box, Dropbox, and cloud-based content-sharing services, your data is encrypted—but you don’t hold the key. For businesses, controlling your own encryption keys matters, especially if the NSA comes a-knocking to ask your provider for access to your data. 

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