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Active Data

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:34 am

Refers to data that is visible to the system’s operating system or the application software with which it was created. Active data is accessible without modification or reconstruction, and would exclude data not stored on a local storage media or device. The term active data may also be used to describe only the data that is currently displayed on a computer screen.