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What Is Encryption And Why Is It Important For Our Privacy? | Defined | Forbes




Encryption is in virtually all of our online communication and a key component in maintaining the privacy of our data. Alan Woodward, an internationally known computer security expert at the University of Surrey, explains the basics of encryption theory and why it is at the heart of debates concerning personal privacy and public safety.

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