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Who decides what to access in a database

By Aldanatech ·
At what level of decision-making do you think the criteria for deciding who gets access to what should be defined? Is this primarily a question for management to resolve or can staff decide it? Which issues should be addressed by whoever made the decisions on access and security?

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by OTL In reply to Who decides what to acces ...

As the program to access/input data is written some sort of login should be required to secure some/all the data. With the addition of new users (normally) it requires the authorization of a 2nd line manager/director/VP and the individuals supervisor (may also require corporate security to ok the access). The manager/director/VP has the budget for the section thus they are ultimately responsible for the authorized use/mis-use of the data. Staff can request however the ultimate responsibility will be with management.

Mis-use is normally grounds for termination and a statement saying it is for authorized users on log-in afirms this to the user, releasing the the company from possible future legal action.

Automatic authorization can be made by position (ie: engineering can add equipment/cost of it, but not billing for a customer or even access to see what the customer is billed)

FYI - In the military the same system is in place, senior enlisted can recommend access however an officer (2nd line manager) has the ultimate responsibility to allow or deny access.

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