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Protection, from the latin protectĭo, is the action and the effect of protecting (shelter, defend or support, to support something or someone). Protection is a preventive care face a possible risk or problem. For example: 'a mother must still provide protection to his son', "threatened women sought protection to the police", "If you count have intercourse with a casual partner, above all don't forget to use protection.
Protection can also be physical (concrete and palpable) than symbolic (abstract). In the first case, can be equipment for individual protection and helmets, masks, goggles, the buffers for the ears, lifejackets (or some flak) and gloves which are used in certain professions or in respect of the climate: "the company has provided me with special boots for my protection in case a crate might fall on my feet". 'To climb snow-capped mountains, it is recommended to use sunglasses as protection because of the reflection of the rays'.
The more abstract protection, on the other hand, is established by a legal or normative framework. In this sense, the protection of consumers concerning existing mechanisms to ensure respect for the rights of buyers and users.
In another sense, the protection can be either active or passive. The buildings are implementing a set of measures for protection against possible fires. These measures are passive (such as the installation of stairs to facilitate the exit or the construction of further corridors avoiding wasting time) and active (availability of fire extinguishers).
The protection of data, on the other hand, is the legal or computer system that ensures the confidentiality of personal data when they are in the power of organizations, companies or public administrations, or when they are circulating on the Web, that is, on the Internet.

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