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How will I know that the field I selected is guaranteed to be encrypted using Shield Platform Encryption

I found out that  Salesforce Shield is not a full-disc-encryption. Only selected data is stored encrypted at REST in the Salesforce database. I would like to know what fields  or data are guaranteed to be stored encrypted at RES in the db. What happen to those that are encrypted but not selected? It will not be encrypted?
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Raj VakatiRaj Vakati
Only Selected fields are encrypted and unselected fields are not encrypted by salesforce ... 

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Which Standard Fields and Data Elements Can I Encrypt?

https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.securityImplGuide.meta/securityImplGuide/security_pe_standard_fields.htm


You can encrypt the contents of fields that belong to one these custom field types, on either standard or custom objects.


https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.securityImplGuide.meta/securityImplGuide/security_pe_custom_fields.htm



Which Files Are Encrypted?

https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.securityImplGuide.meta/securityImplGuide/security_pe_overview_files.htm

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Raj VakatiRaj Vakati
Only Selected fields are encrypted and unselected fields are not encrypted by salesforce ... 

Refer this link for 


Which Standard Fields and Data Elements Can I Encrypt?

https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.securityImplGuide.meta/securityImplGuide/security_pe_standard_fields.htm


You can encrypt the contents of fields that belong to one these custom field types, on either standard or custom objects.


https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.securityImplGuide.meta/securityImplGuide/security_pe_custom_fields.htm



Which Files Are Encrypted?

https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.securityImplGuide.meta/securityImplGuide/security_pe_overview_files.htm
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sharathchandra thukkanisharathchandra thukkani
It depends on your requirements. Business should decide which fields needs to be encrypted. From developer point you need to tell them what is impact of encryption. Like you can't report, can't query the fields which are encrypted.
Chie MenChie Men
By selected data means those data that can be encrypted using the Shield Platform Encryption, Correct?
sharathchandra thukkanisharathchandra thukkani
Yes, All the selected fields can be encrypted.