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Encryption

Encryption definition (noun)
1.

Encryption is a data security method that uses code to hide or distort information so that it can’t be linked to an individual or properly understood. Data is encrypted into ciphertext and unencrypted into plaintext so that it can be understood again. Unencrypting information requires an encryption key.

Appears in: GDPR and CCPA

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