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Obfuscated Data

Sensitive information swapped with arbitrary data intended to resemble true production data, rendering it useless to bad actors. It's most frequently used in test or development environments, where realistic data is needed to build and test software, but where there is no need for developers to see the real data.

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Negligence

In data security or privacy terms, this is the breach of a legal duty to protect personal information.

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Authentication

The process of verifying a claimed identity and proving that someone is who they claim to be when attempting to access a resource.

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