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What is Data Lineage? A short definition - NewMetrics

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Data lineage is the history of the movement and changes of data within an organization.

It includes information about the origin of the data, the route the data has taken and the changes made during processing.

Data lineage is of great importance to organizations that process and analyze data on a large scale, as it helps them establish the authenticity and reliability of the data.

An example of data lineage is when a financial security tracks how customer data is collected, processed, and stored so that it can ensure data accuracy and policy compliance.

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