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PUBLIC KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY (PKC) Definition & Legal Meaning

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Introduced in 1976 by Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie of the USA. This allows for the secure transmission of data in PGP (pretty good privacy). It is non-secret encryption which is different to the cryptography where both parties use the same machine to send and receive data. These two machines will have the same electronic key.


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