Encryption refers to the process of converting data into a form that is unreadable unless the recipient has a pre-designated algorithm, “key,” and password to convert the information into readable text. Most statutes, regulations, and agencies that require that companies utilize encryption to protect data do not mandate that a specific encryption standard be used. Some statutes do require, however, that companies use an encryption key that is at least 128-bits in length . . . 2016Encryption