Legal Glossary

Definition of Unencrypted Data

Data that has not been encrypted or encoded in any form is referred to as plaintext data and is also known as unencrypted data.

It's susceptible to being intercepted by unauthorized parties because it's stored and transmitted in its original form.

Because of this, sensitive data like passwords and credit card details should never be stored in unencrypted data and should only be utilized when absolutely necessary.

Data can be made secure and challenging to decrypt using encryption techniques, protecting it from harmful parties.

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