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Privacy
  • The right of an individual to self-determination as to the degree to which personal information will be shared among other individuals or organizations. This includes the right of individuals and organizations to control the collection, storage, and dissemination of personal or organizational information. (AR 380-380;) a)The right of an individual to self-determination as to the degree to which the individual is willing to share with others information about himself that may be compromised by unauthorized exchange of such information among other individuals or organizations. b) The right of individuals and organizations to control the collection, storage, and dissemination of their information or information about themselves. (FIPS PUB 39;)
  • The right of individuals to control or influence what information related to them may be collected and stored and by whom and to whom that information may be disclosed. Note: Because this term relates to the right of individuals, it cannot be very precise and its use should be avoided except as a motivation for requiring security. (SS;)
  • Is the right to be left alone, the right to be free from unwarranted publicity, and the right to live without unwarranted interference by the public in matters with which the public is not necessarily concerned. It is inherent in the concept of ordered liberty, and prevents governmental interference in intimate personal relationships or activities, freedoms of an individual to make fundamental choices involving himself, his family, and his relationships with others. It also includes the right of an individual (or corporation) to withhold himself and his property from public scrutiny, if he so chooses. (Source Blacks);
  • A security principle that protects individuals from the collection, storage, and dissemination of information about themselves and the possible compromises resulting from unauthorized release of that information. (CSB+RG-92. ) See also authenticate, communications.