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data protection

[′dad·ə prə‚tek·shən]
(computer science)
The safeguarding of data against unauthorized access or accidental or deliberate loss or damage.

data protection

An umbrella term for various procedures that ensure information is secure and available only to authorized users. See privacy, encryption, security, backup and data protection management.
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- The rule of law, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, national security laws and data protection rules particularly those around data transfers
The Philippines' NPC and its mother agency, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), are closely working with Singapore's Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) in developing the ASEAN Framework on Digital Data Governance.
In response, Tiina Astola, the head of DG Justice, expressed gratitude to Taiwan for its interest in strengthening cooperation with the EU in personal data protection, which she said is of great importance in today's digital economy.
"Data protection has been spoken about since the birth of the web, but as the digital economy comes of age there's a growing realisation that personal data has become more important than ever, not only for organisations, but for individuals -- playing fast and loose with people's data is no longer acceptable."
The Law criminalizes a variety of acts that would, at most, be the subject of administrative penalties in data protection laws elsewhere.
Even at the NPC, we had to ensure that we ourselves were compliant, and this was my duty when NPC Chairman Raymund Enriquez Liboro appointed me as the NPC's first Data Protection Officer.'
He however cautioned MPs to differentiate between Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Established in 2010, GPEN is an international network of data protection authorities, comprised of over 60 members from around 50 different countries and regions with the purpose of facilitating cross border enforcement of privacy protection laws and strengthening personal privacy and data protection in a global context.
The GPEN membership will strengthen ADGM's ability to raise awareness of the importance of privacy and data protection and will also provide a platform to share best practice and facilitate co-operation on privacy law enforcement.
Since the establishment of the Data Protection Agency of BiH, some ten years ago, a certain level of awareness about the need for data protection has been achieved.
This volume originated from the 10th Annual International Conference on Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection (CPCP 2017) and brings together peer-reviewed papers that offer conceptual analyses, highlight issues, propose solutions, and discuss practices regarding privacy and data protection.

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