Definition

public data

Public data is information that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone with no existing local, national or international legal restrictions on access or usage. 

In the enterprise, data can be classified as public if the information is available to all employees and all individuals or entities external to the corporation. Examples of public data in the enterprise include press releases, job descriptions and marketing materials intended for the general public.

 

This was last updated in June 2013

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