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Security, Privacy and Confidentiality: What’s the Difference?

Posted on October 28, 2019 in Articles | by

Campus administrators and faculty understand the importance of protecting sensitive student information. The past two decades have brought us a variety of laws and regulations dictating how we handle student records, as well as a series of high-profile security incidents that underscore the importance of rising to meet these obligations. 

As we discuss the criticality of protecting sensitive student information, we often throw around three terms: confidentiality, security and privacy. While many people use these terms interchangeably, they actually refer to separate but related concepts. Institutions seeking to mature their data protection practices will benefit from providing their constituents with a clear understanding of these interrelated concepts.

Published October 2019 in EdTech Magazine.
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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

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