data custody

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  • IPA: /ˈdeɪtə/ˈkʌstədiː/ (Estuary English)


data custody (uncountable)

  1. The guardianship and protection of data from exploitation and abuse, during storage or transport, ensuring the security, integrity, and sovereignty of one's own data.
    Many small businesses are forced into being cost-conscious, and their decisions around data custody may eventually translate to long-term setbacks.