Legal Glossary

Definition of Data Security

Data security is a set of techniques and measures used to protect sensitive information stored on a website or other digital platform.

It is designed to ensure that only authorized users can access the data, while also ensuring its integrity, confidentiality and availability.

Data security strategies typically involve encryption, authentication, authorization, and audit trails, as well as other technical, administrative and physical safeguards.

These measures are essential for protecting confidential information such as customer data, financial records, and intellectual property from unauthorized access, theft or misuse.

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