encryption
n.
The practice of converting information into code that can only be deciphered with a key.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


encryption
A technique for converting data (such as text, sounds or images) into another form (a cipher) which cannot be read by third parties, with a view to the intended recipient converting (decrypting) the result back into its original form. Encryption and decryption of data are usually carried out through the use of a software key based on a mathematical algorithm.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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