[GLLUG] "Data-poisoning" & "Data Safety" -- Wisdom, please!

DL Neil GLLUG at GetAroundToIt.co.uk
Wed Jun 1 23:14:21 UTC 2016


On 02/06/16 10:30, Alistair Mann via GLLUG wrote:
> If gllug knows these two concepts already, what name does gllug know
> them by?

I've always thought in terms like "Data Security" which start in the 
technical realm, eg did the backup unit actually record on the tape, and 
extends quite naturally into the concerns you've outlined.

Thus leading to more positively-aligned terms such as "authoritative 
copy" - THE version of some data, compared with which all others are but 
copies, easy example: code in a change-control/version-control system cf 
a copy the developer has forked and may/not have changed, verified 
(tested), etc.

Many of the examples mentioned I would term "Data Management" which is a 
completely different view to that of a programmer. Looking at where the 
data comes from, how/where 'we' store it, amend, etc, and when we remove 
it. This summed-up in the concept of a data life-cycle. It is embodied 
in privacy legislation and similar regulations in many societies and 

It intrigues me that as 'everything' seems to be moving to 'the cloud', 
we are back to thinking in terms of local/physical presence.


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