Summary of Security and Privacy Security and privacy are interdependent, Security can achieve without privacy, but privacy cannot be achieved without Security. Security protects the confidentiality and availability of information, while data protection regulates data protection rights more precisely than personal information. When processing personal data, data protection has priority, while Security means protecting information resources from unauthorized access. Personal data can relate to information concerning an individual, such as names, addresses, credentials, financial account information, social security numbers, etc. Security is about protecting data; data protection is about protecting the identity of the user. However, the specific differences are more complex, and there may well be areas of overlap between the two.Security refers to protecting against unauthorized access to data. We have security controls in place to restrict who can access the information. Privacy is more challenging to determine, in part because even user-specific details can be protected data. @ security and privacy