Digital security firm Gemalto asks, "Do you know where your data is?", revealing 1792 disclosed data breaches in 2016 led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised.
Every time an act of terrorism is committed, there is an outcry about encryption. This time, following the UK incident last week, is no different with some publications bringing WhatsApp into the picture.
Organisations and commercial firms have 90 days to switch to safer cryptographic hashes after researchers from a Dutch institute and Google jointly announced a method to crack the SHA-1 algorithm that has been used for a long time to verify the authenticity of digital documents.