[BCAB] Secure Audio Recording Solution

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Fri Mar 15 17:36:05 GMT 2019


Even that isn't secure.  If someone burgled your house, the data would be
easy to scrape from a cassette.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra Gayer <sandragayer7 at gmail.com> 
Sent: 15 March 2019 15:09
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Secure Audio Recording Solution

Hello,
If it were me, I would use a portable recording device which recorded
directly onto a tangible data product. The tangible data product could then
be kept under lock and key. (Cassette).

Very best wishes,
Sandra.

On 3/15/19, Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgson.io> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I probably wouldn't use anything that was unencrypted or left the 
> storage available to a casual user.  I would either record straight to 
> the PC and protect that with encryption on the hard drive, login 
> passwords etc, or use a system which allowed instant transfer to the 
> PC and deleted the file on source.  I don't know whether such a beast
exists.
>
> I used to work in a bank and dictaphones were always seen as a 
> sensative piece of equipment because whilst the data was stored on it 
> the information was sensative.  We used to get the data off them as 
> quickly as possible and put in a protected shared area ready for
transcription or minute taking.
> The original files were then deleted after 30 days.  There are 
> comercial systems available which can take care of this but they are 
> eyewateringly expensive and I don't know the usability eeither for the 
> dictaphone or software.  We also did use a PC in a meeting room with a 
> couple of table microphones and a copy of Total Recorder.  It was a 
> bit geeky to be honest and I think if I hadn't been there they would have
used something else.
> This actually gave better quality than the dictaphones in some cases.  
> We eventually started to use online meetings a lot more and that 
> provided a recording facility.
>
> Andrew.
> ________________________________________
> From: Laurent Cadet de Fontenay [laurentd at gmail.com]
> Sent: 15 March 2019 13:33
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Secure Audio Recording Solution
>
> Hi Steve
>
> If I could maybe turn the question around for you, what would you 
> suggest as an audio recording solution which could be seen as part of 
> making a reasonable effort to protect your clients' personal data?
>
> All best
> Laurent
>
>
> On 3/15/19, Steve Nutt <steve at comproom.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> How do you  define a secure audio recorder?
>>
>> No audio recorder is truly secure, not even your phone.
>>
>> All the best
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Laurent Cadet de Fontenay <laurentd at gmail.com>
>> Sent: 15 March 2019 10:41
>> To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
>> Subject: [BCAB] Secure Audio Recording Solution
>>
>> Hi all
>>
>> I'm looking for a solution to make audio recordings of my sessions 
>> with clients that only I can access.  I'd rather not use my phone for 
>> this, although this is the most secure solution I currently have, its 
>> not the most professional.  I'd really value recommendations for 
>> secure dictaphones that a completely blind person can use, or indeed 
>> any other ideas?
>>
>> The background to this is that I'm a psychologist, and often make 
>> audio recordings of sessions which are by nature full of sensitive 
>> personal information.  So far, I've used an Olympus dictaphone which 
>> makes great recordings, but is not secure, and now especially with 
>> the GDPR, this isn't really good enough.
>>
>> Looking forward to your insights!
>>
>> Laurent
>>
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