How Data is Collected: Input Data

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Input data is the first level within the four levels of data. This type of data is initiated by the user and every other layer of data is extracted or created from this input data. As the user, this is the information you have the most control over. Here at Rownd, this is the data we empower you to manage, share or revoke at any time because this data is yours! 

Input data: all the data that the individual is manually adding to a platform (think of a photo you upload to your Instagram account)

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Whenever you enter data into your computer, it is referred to as input. This can be text typed in a word processing document, keywords entered in a search engine’s search box, or data entered into a spreadsheet. Input can be something as simple as moving the mouse or clicking the mouse button or it can be as complex as scanning a document or downloading photos from a digital camera.

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