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The attribute of a system that prevents the release of data to unauthorized individuals. The ability or expectation of an individual or group to reveal information about themselves selectively or not at all.

Privacy typically involves the aspects of a system to control user data as designed, such as a user's ability to choose whether or not to share their information with others. It differs from security in that security focuses on the failure of the implementation of the designed behavior.