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[Other] [ Tech Class #3 ] Data Vs Privacy: Difference Explained!

2019-04-22 22:06:07
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Hello Mi Fan's!!!!

We all have heard the word 'Data' and 'Privacy' but do we know how they're different from each other? Well, the difference between a Data and Privacy is pretty confusing because both the definition of the terms differs from country to country, How? Let's discuss it with an example, such as, in some countries the fundamental difference between the two is described as "Data Protection" and "Data Privacy".

The term "Data Privacy" seems to be a bit complicated whereas the term "Data Protection" can be described as protection of our Data but not Privacy. For clearing this confusion between these two terms I'm sharing this information with you all. So, let's first discuss what Data and Privacy actually are so that you'll be able to understand the things which I'll be sharing later in this thread. So, without wasting time let's start!


What is Data?

You use data with your mobile planand your home internet. In this sense, it is a very easy thing to understand as you consume materials and the measurement of that materials is usually defined in data. This is different to the energy used (battery or power) to consumer those same materials.

It's just like as we used to calculate the amount of GB we've consumed in a month to prevent extra charges a company used to calculate the Data in a similar way. In simple words, Data is a numerical aspect of normal behaviour. It can be collected and used but when the Data is been put in that collection, that's not to say your privacy is or has been.

Data in the privacy (confusion intended) context is not that much different although the emphasis on what is data, is. Just like you consume x amount of GB when streaming a Netflix movie on your phone, companies have customers who consume some of their resources. And just like you might count how much data you’ve consumed over the past month to calculate any charges that might be coming your way, companies count their data in a similar way.

If it’s a video-streaming service for example, then that might mean the company counts how many times one particular title was watched, how many ‘thumbs up’ it received, or the overall numerical value (out of a total of five) the title received from customer reviews.

If on social media, this same data might mean the number of likes given or received, the amount of shares, views, or whatever other metric or unique trait the service uses and counts.

Put simply, data is the numerical aspect of our online behaviors. This then can be collected and used. And yes, while your data is included in that collection (your likes, shares, views and so on), that’s not to say your privacy is, or has been.

What is Privacy?

Privacy is that information which is directly related to an individual. The likes and shares you do on social media it represents your behaviour and actions but it doesn't identify you in the real world. If you give 4.3 out of 5.0 rating to a video with a like, share and comment then you're are the only one from those who all have done the same thing.



The name, address, and personal information are Data and they can't be considered as Privacy. The things which we often get to see on social media, the difference usually comes down that how far or how close that information is to you on a personal level. The information which is away from you becomes Data and fewer plays Privacy roles.

The difference therefore is sometimes best understood in the intimacy of the data or information in question. After all, names, addresses, and personal information is still data in the grander scheme of things, but when talking in terms of instances that we now so often see in the media, the difference usually comes down to how far or how close that information is to you on a personal level. The further it is away, the more it becomes strictly data, and the less privacy plays a roll.

Data breach Vs Privacy breach:

The difference explained here will help a lot of people to understand what has actually happened whenever a high profile breach takes place because social media makes things even worse by saying a Privacy breach has occurred where in fact it was a Data breach or vice versa. It's a common thing which many sites used to face due to the intrinsic distinction of these two.

This is the main reason why we used to see companies who've experienced a Data breach, alongside the line "No personal information was shared". In terms of Data breach, it means that the information has been leaked or stolen but that information is based on user behaviour and are not about users but this doesn't mean that you should take Data breach easier.


Data breach just means the information which isn't related to you on a personal level is not leaked or stolen. Only your numerical values. The Privacy breach is going to be a bit concern for people because it includes information such as your name, address, bank account information, medical information, social security details, which can be used to identify you easily.

Does knowing this help me to be better protected?

The difference explained here will help a lot of people to understand what has actually happened whenever a high profile breach takes place because social media makes things even worse by saying a Privacy breach has occurred where in fact it was a Data breach or vice versa. It's a common thing which many sites used to face due to the intrinsic distinction of these two.


This is the main reason why we used to see companies who've experienced a Data breach, alongside the line "No personal information was shared". In terms of Data breach, it means that the information has been leaked or stolen but that information is based on user behaviour and are not about users but this doesn't mean that you should take Data breach easier.

This is why it is important to understand the difference and even if that understanding doesn’t help with companies who collect data or personal information. As knowing how protection from one does not automatically protect you from the other puts you in the driver’s seat when making certain decisions. If a company is honest enough it will state that it won’t share your personal information, but might share your data. If it only says it won’t share your personal information (that it values your privacy) then it still might mean they are collecting data on you.

The wider industry still has a lot of work to do:

In this ideal world, the difference between these two is a lot clearer and many government and agencies are just doing that and providing some strict rules to ensure more companies are held more accountable. In case of Privacy which is one form of Data while signing up any service and agreeing to the T&Cs, it remains unclear, how quickly full clarity on the topic will take.



You're considering that your Data is been shared with an authorized company but in terms of breach the company have openly and actively provided access to it which is been disclosed in the T&Cs and signing up by you is understood but in case the access was not agreed while signing up it might not be an illegal activity. A breach of trust, probably, but not necessarily a Data or Privacy breach.
So Friends, I hope this information will help you to understand the difference between Data Vs Privacy. Any doubt please feel free to ask me anything in the Comments section below.

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Great article!
2019-04-22 22:27:01
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Thanks for sharing
2019-04-22 23:18:20

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Nice article thanks for sharing.
2019-04-23 19:44:15
Great Explanation... thanks !
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