Taking Care of Data
Having gone to considerable trouble and no little expense to provide a means of processing data it is obviously incumbent upon the data processing department to exercise great care whilst the data concerned is in its stewardship. In this chapter the principles of security will be outlined, the ways in which a data processing centre is organised to protect data is discussed and finally the specific ways of protecting data will be examined. First, however, it is necessary to consider what is meant by ‘taking care of data’.
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