Confidentiality (glossary entry)  

Confidentiality is to be distinguished from secrecy.

Secrecy is a simpler concept, it just means that something is known by one party and not by another.

Confidentiality refers to secrecy for specific purposes. In general, the purpose is to prevent harm or damage of some kind. In other words, confidentiality is a way to accomplish security.

See also MCV01 and MCV10.

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