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Table 1 Differentiation between security and privacy

From: Big healthcare data: preserving security and privacy

Security Privacy
Security is the “confidentiality, integrity and availability” of data Privacy is the appropriate use of user’s information
Various techniques like Encryption, Firewall, etc. are used in order to prevent data compromise from technology or vulnerabilities in the network of an organization The organization can’t sell its patient/user’s information to a third party without prior consent of the user
It may provide for confidentiality or protect an enterprise or agency It concerns with patient’s right to safeguard their information from any other parties
Security offers the ability to be confident that decisions are respected Privacy is the ability to decide what information of an individual goes and where to