This panel, from In:Confidence 2018, hosted by Privitar's Rob Anderson discusses the relationship between privacy and security, and how the two disciplines need to work together to achieve success.
- Rob Anderson (Chair), Head of Field Operations, Privitar
- Ellis Parry, Global Lead for Data Privacy, BP
- Jonathan Vowles, Data Security, HSBC
- Sanjeev Shukla, Managing Director, Accenture Security
The words privacy and security are often used interchangeably - as both seek to protect information - but they are unique and complimentary disciplines, which each need respective levels of focus. The session looked to define the relationship between the two and how they need to align and work hand in hand.
Security protects data against unauthorised access; privacy protects sensitive data in use within an organisation. Security is quite mature; privacy is an emerging discipline. Security is a technical field that has grown over several decades. Recognised security standards exist, and are maintained by an active community, with vetted security protocols in use everywhere. This is not yet the case for privacy. But if FB/ CA has taught us anything, it's that you definitely do need both.
It was a fascinating discussion, from an industry-leading selection of speakers. Make sure to tune in and catch the session on-demand.