What is Digital Information Quality?

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  • Information quality refers to information that is fit for its intended use. E.g. correct, complete, unbiased, and coherent information would be considered as high quality information.
  • A general definition of the term „information quality“ is not suitable as the quality of information depends on the respective circumstances and the affected individuals.
  • A number of normative and descriptive criteria can constitute a general framework to evaluate the quality of information in particular contexts. Sample:
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Source: Eppler, M., Helfert, M., Gasser, U.: Information Quality: Organizational, technological, and legal perspectives, 2004.