privat-, priv- +
(Latin: individual; not in public life; apart from the State; belonging to an individual)
2. Consumer privacy, also known as customer privacy, involves the handling and protection of sensitive personal information that individuals provide in the course of everyday business transactions.
This involves the exchange or use of data electronically or by any other means, including telephone, fax, written correspondence, and even direct word of mouth.
Gradually, customer privacy measures alone have proven to be insufficient to deal with the many hazards of corporate data sharing, corporate mergers, employee turnover, theft of hard drives, or other data-carrying hardware from job locations.
With the advent and evolution of the internet and other electronic methods of mass communications, consumer privacy has become a major issue.
Personal information, when misused or inadequately protected, can result in identity theft, financial fraud, and other problems that collectively cost people around the world, businesses, and governments great financial losses each year.
2. Liable to be deposed; such as, a king.
2. The act of taking something away from someone or preventing anyone from having something.
3. An act of depriving someone of food or money or rights.
4. The disadvantage that results from losing something.
5. In medicine, the loss or absence of body parts, organs, powers, or anything that is needed.
2. To prevent somebody from having something.
3. To remove or to withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of a person or people.
4. Etymology: From Middle Latin deprivare, from Latin de-, "entirely" + privare, "to release from, to rob".
2. An encroachment upon the right to be left alone or to be free from publicity.
2. Of or limited to one person; not available for public use, control, or participation.
3. Designed or intended for one's exclusive use.
4. Of or confined to the individual; personal; such as, a private joke; private opinions.
5. Undertaken on an individual basis; such as, private studies or private research.
6. Referring to, relating to, or receiving special hospital services and privileges; such as, a private patient.
7. Not available for public use, control, or participation.
8. Belonging to a particular person or people, as opposed to the public or the government.
9. Relating to, or derived from non-government sources; such as, private funding.
10. Conducted and supported primarily by individuals or groups not affiliated with any governmental agencies or corporations; as, a private college; a private sanatorium.
11. Not for public knowledge or disclosure; secret.
12. Etymology: Latin privus meant "single, individual".
From this element, the verb privare was derived and it provided the source of English deprive and privation.
This originally meant "make solitary, isolate", and although it later moved on metaphorically to "bereave, deprive", its earliest sense was preserved in the adjective formed from its past participle privatus.
This denoted "belonging to the individual alone"; therefore, "not belonging or related to the state (government)". English acquired the word twice: first, via Old French, as the now almost archaic privy, and later, directly from Latin, as private.
"Privilege" came via Old French privilege from Latin privilegium, a compound formed from privus and lex, "law" (source of English legal) which etymologically meant "law affecting an individual".
Services include everything from protecting and growing someone's assets in the present, to planning retirement and passing wealth on to future generations.
2. The commander or one of the crew of such a ship.
3. Etymology: originally "a private man of war" (1646), from private, probably modeled on volunteer and buccaneer (someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation).
2. Something done by a private person or interest.
3. Intended for or restricted to the use of a particular person, group, or class.