As organizations become more data driven, the demand for all kinds of data, including employee data, has skyrocketed. In this data-driven environment, the need to understand what data privacy is and how to protect it has become increasingly important. This entry introduces the topic of privacy data, with emphasis on the distinctions among privacy, confidentiality, and security and important considerations for protecting data privacy in the industrial and organizational context.

The traditional definition of privacy data, at least in the United States, was data that could be used to identify or locate an individual. In the days before vast computing power and the Internet, this was a fairly limited collection of data points and included things like name, address, phone number, and Social Security number. Over ...

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