Privacy Not Just About Data Security

Erik Bratt, Sr. Communications Manager, here ...

Although security and privacy often have the same objective, the focus is different. When it comes to customer data, security focuses on keeping your data safe, while privacy focuses on giving you control. So says Tina Knutson in a great post on the recently launched Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) blog.  

"At privacy conferences and trainings, I’ve run into what I believe is a disturbing trend.  In a lot of the events and conversations I’ve experienced, privacy often ends up being used as a synonym for “data security.”  Data security breaches are clearly a big concern and shouldn’t be taken lightly; but privacy training, policies, and processes should go much deeper than *just* safeguarding the data.  Yes, data security is very important, but privacy should cover so much more."

 Click here to read Tina's entire post ... 


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