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Retention

The idea that organizations should only retain information as long as it is pertinent.

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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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Encrypted Data

Encryption is the method of converting a plaintext into a cipher text so that only the authorized parties can decrypt the information and no third parties can tamper with the data. Unencrypted usually refers to data or information that is stored unprotected, without any encryption. Encryption is an important way for individuals and companies to protect sensitive information from hacking. For example, websites that transmit credit card and bank account numbers encrypt this information to prevent identity theft and fraud.

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