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Definition Edit

Transport layer encryption (also called transport encryption) is

the practice of encrypting information and data as it traverses a computer network, for example when accessing a website or sending email.[1]

Overview Edit

Types of transport layer encryption include Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS). These types of encryption, in effect, encrypt individuals' interactions with particular websites accessed through their web browser. When the data is in the possession of the service operator, it is in an unencrypted format, meaning that it can be disclosed to law enforcement or otherwise accessed in intelligible form once it reaches the target company/website.[2]

References Edit

  1. Encryption: A Matter of Human Rights, at 34.
  2. Id.

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