Information security refers to the measures taken to protect a computer or computer system against unauthorized access from a hacker. A robust cybersecurity policy protects secure, critical, or sensitive data and prevents it from falling into the hands of malicious third parties. The most common forms of cyber-attacks are phishing, spear-phishing, and injecting malware code into a computer system.

What is Data Privacy?

Data privacy is a type of “information security that deals with the proper handling of data concerning consent, notice, sensitivity and regulatory concerns.” On its most basic level, data privacy is a consumer’s understanding of their rights as to how their personal information is collected, used, stored, and shared. The use of personal information must be explained to consumers in a simple and transparent manner and in most cases, consumers must give their consent before their personal information is provided.