Encryption and Data Retention

Hi List,
I'd like your hear your comments regarding the subject of data encryption and data retention.
We are required to keep confidential information for a certain period of time, in some cases, for many years. This information is transported (physically by courier) offsite to a "disaster recovery" office. This data isn't encrypted. The Business Continuity Officer calims that in the event of a disaster or business disruption, this information needs to be access very quickly so that transactions can resume and minimize business downtime. My position is that any information that leaves the building needs to be encrypted, and that the likelihood of a disaster is low compared to that of unauthorized information disclosure in the event something happens in transit..
I appreciate in advance your experiences and thoughts in this matter.

Thank you!

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