What does 'integrity' mean?
1. Strict adherence to a moral code, reflected in transparent honesty and complete harmony in what one thinks, says, and does.
2. State of a system where it is performing its intended functions without being degraded or impaired by changes or disruptions in its internal or external environments.
3. Stored or transmitted data that is free from any unauthorized change.
Integrity means holding to a strict moral code and not stealing, cheating, lying and so on. eg
honesty; having morals
The Latin word innocentia may mean 'integrity' in the sense of 'harmlessness'. The Latin word integritas may mean 'integrity' in the sense of 'purity, soundness'. The Latin word probitas may mean 'integrity' in the sense of 'honesty'. The Latin word sanctitas may mean 'integrity' in the sense of 'holiness'.
Data integrity is a term used in databases. In its broadest use, "data integrity" refers to the accuracy and consistency of data stored in a database, data warehouse, data mart or other construct. The term - Data Integrity - can be used to describe a state, a process or a function - and is often used as a proxy for "data quality".