Data integrity

integrity is the maintenance of, and the assurance of, accuracy and consistency over its entire life-cycle and is a critical aspect to the , implementation, and usage of any that stores, processes, or retrieves . The term is broad in scope and may have widely different meanings depending on the specific context – even under the same general umbrella of . It is at times used as a proxy term for  quality, while  validation is a prerequisite for integrity.  integrity is the opposite of  . The overall intent of any integrity technique is the same: ensure is recorded exactly as intended (such as a database correctly rejecting mutually exclusive possibilities). Moreover, upon later retrieval, ensure the is the same as when it was originally recorded. In short, integrity aims to prevent unintentional changes to information. integrity is not to be confused with  , the discipline of protecting from unauthorized parties.

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