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Virtual private network


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Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
Tunstall in-house glossary


The sending of data securely over a public network (the Internet) via a secure/encrypted tunnel.

Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
Digital Social Care (
Digital Social Care

A system where people can securely access work intranets and private networks over the internet, for example in an organisation with offices in multiple locations. VPNs can also be used to hide your computer's IP address to get around some websites' geo-restrictions.

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