Verification

Editor's note

TNO (or others) to provide the content of this file.

Explain that verification is not validation:

  • verification (of data) is the process of determining whether or not what the data represents is in fact true (veracity).
  • validation (of data) is the process of determining whether or not data can be used to base a decision on. For example, a liquor selling party may determine that if someone simply says (s)he is 18+, that is valid data for deciding whether or not to sell the liquor, regardless of whether or not that statement is true.