Confidentiality, in the context of SOC 2 (Service Organization Control 2) compliance, is a key category evaluated in a SOC 2 report. SOC 2 reports assess the controls implemented by service organizations to ensure the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of data within their systems.
Confidentiality refers to the protection of sensitive information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. It involves safeguarding data against unauthorized individuals or entities that may attempt to gain unauthorized access to confidential information. The SOC 2 Confidentiality category evaluates the effectiveness of the service organization’s controls and measures in place to maintain the confidentiality of data.