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data protection





Measures taken to guard data against unauthorized access. Computer technology now makes it easy to store large amounts of data containing, for example, a person's medical or financial details. Many governments have passed data-protection legislation ensuring that such databases are registered and the information that they contain is used only for the purpose for which it was originally given.


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