Data Privacy

Types of privacy

As defined by the University of California Privacy and Information Security Initiative:

  • Autonomy privacy: An individual’s ability to conduct activities without concern of or actual observation.
  • Information privacy: The appropriate protection, use, and dissemination of information about individuals.
  • Information security: The protection of information resources from unauthorized access, which could compromise their confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Types of privacy
Privacy vs Privacy, Educause, 2015


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