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What Is Privacy? What is Information Security?

Privacy
The ability to exercise control over information and how it is shared.

  • Privacy is about protecting people by being good stewards of their information.
     

Information Security
Specific actions taken to protect the privacy of information.

  • It includes things like locking a filing cabinet or using a password for a computer.
  • It also includes not discussing private or confidential information unless necessary.

It is your responsibility to follow the information security measures provided in this training in order to protect the privacy of information you access, use or share.