Rumors of the death of fax machines have been greatly exaggerated. Despite the advances in communication technologies, the humble paper-based facsimile remains a fixture in most enterprises. When tackling compliance, don't forget about that old fax machine sitting in a remote corner of the building: it still transmits corporate data electronically, which means IT must ensure faxes are captured in the compliance dragnet.
Compliance, Faxing, and You
The main purpose of most IT-related legislation is to force enterprises to put internal controls in place that ensure the integrity and security of corporate data. Much of the cost and effort associated with compliance includes transforming paper-based manual processes into automated, electronic form. However, faxing has been largely forgotten during this fundamental shift in data privacy and security.