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Data in Motion

Data in motion refers to data that is actively being transmitted or transferred over a network or through some other communication channel. This could include data being sent between devices, such as from a computer to a server or from a smartphone to a wireless router. It could also refer to data being transmitted over the internet or other networks, such as between local on-premise storage to a cloud database. Data in motion is distinct from data at rest, which is data that is stored in a persistent state.