Part of the Networking and communications glossary:

Access is simply being able to get to what you need. Data access is being able to get to (usually having permission to use) particular data on a computer. Web access means having a connection to the World Wide Web through an access provider or an online service provider such as America Online.

For data access, access is usually specified as read-only access and read/write access.

This was last updated in August 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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