As a computing-dependent society, questions of data, digital privacy, and online security impact everyone -- whether you use a smartphone or not! The following guide provides some initial recommendations as well as deep-dive guides on how to protect your privacy online. Without them, your personal information is being shared across the Internet with third-party marketing providers, large Internet companies, governments, and more.
A nebulous philosophical, legal, social and technological concept which means different things to different observers. In an influential 1890 Harvard Law Review article, Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis, who later became a Supreme Court Justice, famously defined privacy as “a right to be let alone.” Common areas of privacy that are of particular interest with regard to data protection and privacy laws include information privacy, bodily privacy, territorial privacy, and communications privacy.
Four main areas of privacy are of particular interest with regard to data protection and privacy laws and practices: information privacy, bodily privacy, territorial privacy, and communications privacy.
The predominant term for Personal Information in the European Union, defined broadly in the General Data Protection Regulation as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Associated term(s): Personal Information; Personally Identifying Information; Personally Identifiable Information
A term used to describe the large data sets which exponential growth in the amount and availability of data have allowed organizations to collect. Big data has been articulated as “the three V’s: volume (the amount of data), velocity (the speed at which data may now be collected and analyzed), and variety (the format, structured or unstructured, and type of data, e.g. transactional or behavioral).
Associated term(s): Metadata
All of the above definitions were created and published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, via their robust resource glossary.