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Privacera Documentation


Algorithms are the mathematics used to encrypt your data.

There are two types of algorithms:

  • Two-way encryption and decryption

  • One-way hashes


One type of one-way transformation is the LITERAL replacement of data. This option replaces the specified data with the name of the tag associated with the data.

For example, if a database field is tagged as PERSON_NAME, when an encryption transform is applied as LITERAL, the field's value is replaced with PERSON_NAME.


If you use LITERAL, the original data cannot be recovered.