This update gives you a more consistent experience for users when they access encrypted data, and reduces confusion between data that’s masked and data that’s encrypted.
Some organizations don't have to do anything to get this change.
- Beginning with Spring ’17, View Encrypted Data is automatically decoupled from masking when you generate your first tenant secret.
- If you started generating tenant secrets before Spring ’17, you must activate this critical update.
The View Encrypted Data permission still applies to Classic Encryption.