I’m now acting as the legal representative for a relative. I have files on my MacBook Pro (2018) that relate to their financial situation.
As a court appointee I’m charged with managing my relatives affairs, and by extension, I believe, protecting their interests with regard to the data I keep on my laptop.
The obvious thing to do is to turn on File Vault. However, I’m reluctant to do this for fear it would compromise performance.
I write music and need fast access to audio during playback and loading of samples.
Based on comments in earlier posts it would appear I also need to turn on Time Machine Encryption, but that’s not the only back up option I use. I also use Carbon Copy to clone my hard drives and Backblaze.
What impact would encryption have on cloud and clone back ups? Would it mean, for instance, that the contents of my hard drive would have to be saved again to my Backblaze account?
Does using File Vault mean that documents saved to Cloud Drive are also encrypted? Or is that a separate option that I have to turn on?
Would the best option be to purchase an additional laptop, and use that exclusively for anything related to my relative?
I’m also wondering if it’s possible to encrypt just a folder, or a small partition perhaps, rather than the whole disc?
If not available directly in MacOS is there a third party program that can do this?
The recent pandemic has also highlighted the need to record more information than I’ve done in the past with regard to my own affairs to ensure my loved ones can access my own accounts should I fall sick.
In a similar vein I’ve also been wondering about how to manage my digital accounts and on-line subscriptions in case the worst happens. It appears that using 1Password , or LastPass, would be the way to go for that though. Would you agree?