Definition - What does Data Classification mean?
Data classification is the process of sorting and categorizing data into various types, forms or any other distinct class. Data classification enables the separation and classification of data according to data set requirements for various business or personal objectives. It is mainly a data management process.
Techopedia explains Data Classification
- Separating customer data based on gender
- Identifying and keeping frequently used data in disk/memory cache
- Data sorting based on content/file type, size and time of data
- Sorting for security reasons by classifying data into restricted, public or private data types