Privacy, in the context of SOC 2 (Service Organization Control 2) compliance, is a 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.
Privacy refers to the protection of personal and sensitive information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. It involves safeguarding data in accordance with applicable privacy laws and regulations, as well as contractual obligations and customer expectations.
The SOC 2 Privacy category evaluates the effectiveness of the service organization’s controls and measures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. This includes assessing policies and procedures related to data collection, consent, storage, access controls, data sharing, and incident response.