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A data custodian is

the entity currently using or manipulating the data, and therefore, temporarily taking responsibility for the data.[1]

Overview Edit

"Data custodians are responsible for protecting the data in their possession from unauthorized access, alteration, destruction, or usage and for providing and administering general controls, such as back-up and recovery systems."[2]

References Edit

  1. SANS Glossary of Security Terms.
  2. Information Technology Resource Management Glossary, at 26.

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