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Definition of

data protection


methods of keeping personal information in databases safe the safeguards that govern the storage and use of personal data held on computer systems and in paper-based filing systems. The growing use of computers to store information about individuals has led to the enactment of legislation in many countries designed to protect the privacy of individuals and prevent the disclosure of information to unauthorized persons.

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Definitions of ’data protection’ and meaning of ’data protection’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’data protection’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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