Data Protection Day Observed Friday
MANILA, Philippines - Data Protection Day observed on January 28 each year highlights the need for organizations to protect whatever data their organization has with data protection mechanisms. Whether data loss is brought about by physical or human causes, logical causes, or natural disasters, it would be to the greatest advantage of organizations to develop more efficient backup procedures.
Before the age of computers, data was a collection of facts, such as values or measurements. It could be numbers, words, measurements, observations, or even just description, collected by doing a survey or census. In the age of computers, data has taken a new meaning - distinct pieces of information usually formatted in a special way. The term data is often used to distinguish machine-readable information from human readable information.
Some computer applications make a distinction between data files and text that contain data. In database management systems, data files store such systems as index files and data dictionaries, and those that store administrative information. …