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Data Scrubbing


Data scrubbing is an activity in which faulty data is removed from a database. Data can be described as faulty if it is imprecise, unfinished, incorrectly structured, or is a duplicate. Companies who frequently work with digital information will scrub or cleanse their data periodically, using data scrubbing software that verifies data and then corrects flaws by altering or deleting certain elements of faulty data.

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