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Data Class

A definition that allows each type of data in a data store to be programmatically detected, typically using a test or algorithm. Data privacy and security professionals associate data classes with rules that define actions that should be taken when a given data class is detected. For example, sensitive information or PII should be tagged with a business term or classification, and further for some sensitive data classes a specific data quality constraint should be applied.

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Data Categorization

The process of dividing the data into groups of entities whose members are in some way similar to each other. Data privacy and security professionals can then categorize that data as high, medium, and low sensitivity data.

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Managed Database

A database with storage, data, and compute services that is managed and maintained by a third-party provider instead of by an organization's IT staff.

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