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What is the difference between confidentiality and privacy?

Confidentiality is the assurance that certain information that may include a subject’s identity, health, behavior, or lifestyle information, or a Sponsor’s proprietary information would not be disclosed without permission from the subject (or sponsor).

Privacy is a person’s desire to control the access of others to themselves.  Privacy protects access to the person, whereas confidentiality protects access to the data..

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