Richmond Sunlight is now routing all site traffic over a secure connection, in order to protect the privacy and security of all site visitors, and to help to ensure the accuracy of information delivered to visitors’ browsers. While visits to unsecured websites can be monitored—every page viewed, every commented posted can be monitored and recorded by a network administrator—secure websites make it impossible for anything other than the domain name to be known to anybody monitoring network traffic. Also, encrypting the data prevents information from being altered between the time that it leaves the server and arrives on a viewer’s web browser, so in this way we ensure that legislative data cannot be tampered with while in transit.
No action is required to take advantage of this new feature. It’s automatic and seamless.