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Ecommerce Best Practices For Protecting User Data

The best method for protecting eCommerce user data is to simply use a 3rd party service for the hosting of customer data.  PayPal has excellent security, so use them (or another service such as Authorize.net).

Use SSL to securely send sensitive data.

Encrypt passwords (Magento MD5).

Educate your customers to store transactional emails and sensitive information in a safe place.

What are the best practices for protecting eCommerce user data?

  1. Use a 3rd party service for hosting of customer data.  PayPal has excellent security, so use them (or another service).  Use SSL to securely send sensitive data.  Encrypt passwords (Magento MD5).  Educate your customers to store transactional emails and information in a safe place.
  2. Never store sensitive data onsite (CC or payment info) and for the data that is stored, ensure that information is encrypted where available and correct server security measures are in place to prevent access to this information.
By Michael Cristancho

I'm a Digital Commerce and Experience evangelist who enjoys engaging in thought-provoking conversation and mutual exploration. I am a strong believer that learning never ends, and each day brings another opportunity to grow as an individual and professional.

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