The Difference Between Data Security and Privacy

Repeat after me, data security is not privacy. Privacy is also not data security. These two terms are often used interchangeably, but there are distinct differences as well as similarities.

Yes, data security and privacy have a common goal to protect sensitive data. But they have very different approaches for achieving the same effect. Data security focuses on protecting the data from theft and breaches. Whereas privacy governs how data is being collected, shared and used.

Let’s dig a little deeper to understand the differences…