I was always concerned about someone stealing my customer data, but I thought encryption would be too difficult to use. Now I can't imagine running my office without APO. I am not very computer savvy but it only took a couple minutes for me to set it up and learn what I needed. APO is so easy to use, everyone with sensitive or customer data on their computer should be using it.
In many instances the law requires you to use encryption. Countries around the world have noted the importance of data protection by enacting legislation that requires businesses to protect the data they collect on consumers.
In addition to facing fines for failure to comply with privacy laws, companies must also contend with being sued by the consumer for failure to protect them from identity theft and other forms of fraud.