Data Encapsulation Method

Overview[1] [2]#

Data Encapsulation Method (DEM also seen as Data Encapsulation Scheme) also known as data hiding, is the mechanism whereby the implementation details of a class are kept hidden from the user.

The user can only perform a restricted set of operations on the hidden members of the class by executing special functions commonly called methods.


A (stateless) Data Encapsulation Method consists of three polynomial-time algorithms:

Object-oriented programming#

The wrapping of private data in classes in object-oriented programming languages

network protocol design#

OSI-Model in network protocol design

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