References are an integral part of connecting and working with data across different departments.
Sometimes, however, members of one collection may not be members of another. If those collections are linked using references, then users who don't have access to both collections won't be able to see the referenced content.
These users will be able to see that items are referenced, however they won't be able to see what those items are. They also won't be able to add or remove references.
To learn more about how to create and work with references, read our article on reference fields.
To learn about user permissions and collection privacy read our guide to user permissions.