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ENCRYPTION

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Definition:
The use of cryptographic algorithms to encode clear text data (plaintext) into ciphertext to prevent unauthorised observation.

Source Publication:
A glossary of terms used in payments and settlement systems, July 2001, Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, Bank for International Settlements.

Hyperlink:
http://www.bis.org/publ/cpss00b.pdf

Statistical Theme: Information and communication technology

Created on Thursday, August 22, 2002