Data privacy Definitions

  • C

    chief trust officer

    A chief trust officer in the IT industry is an executive job title given to the person responsible for building confidence around the use of customer information and how it is protected.

  • consumer data

    Consumer data is the information trail customers leave behind as a result of their Internet use.

  • F

    field-level encryption

    Field-level encryption is the ability to encrypt data based on entire fields.

  • M

    metacoin platform

    Metacoin platform is the information technology infrastructure that enables digital currency and digital asset transactions.

  • multisig (multisignature)

    Multisig, also referred to as multi-signature, describes the requirement of obtaining two or more signatures to authorize or execute a transaction. The term often refers to its application within Bitcoin cybercurrency and comparable electronic transactions.

  • P

    pretexting

    Pretexting is a form of social engineering in which one individual lies to obtain privileged data about another individual in order to engage in identity theft or corporate espionage. A pretext is a false motive.

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