Data in transit, also referred to as data in motion[1] and data in flight,[2] is data en route between source and destination, typically on a computer network.

Data in transit can be separated into two categories: information that flows over the public or untrusted network such as the Internet and data that flows in the confines of a private network such as a corporate or enterprise local area network (LAN).[3]

Data in transit is used as a complement to the terms data in use, and data at rest which together define the three states of digital data.[4]

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  1. ^ "Data in motion and data in transit both used on" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  2. ^ "Data in Flight | January 2010 | Communications of the ACM". January 2010.
  3. ^ SANS White Paper on Encryption
  4. ^ "Data Protection: Data In transit vs. Data At Rest". Digital Guardian. Retrieved 2023-04-12.