Data Security Glossary

No matter what your role is within an organization, this data security glossary is intended for anyone from the security leader to the security practitioner.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law that requires organizations to protect the personal data and privacy of people and companies inside the European Union. The EU recommends seven principles for complying with GDPR:

  • Lawfulness, fairness, and transparency 
  • Purpose limitation
  • Data minimization 
  • Accuracy 
  • Storage limitation 
  • Integrity and confidentiality 
  • Accountability