sensitive information



Privileged or proprietary information which, if compromised through alteration, corruption, loss, misuse, or unauthorized disclosure, could cause serious harm to the organization owning it. Also called sensitive asset.

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  • Mike refused to complete the grocery store survey because it was very lengthy and asked for quite a bit of sensitive information.

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  • There was a lot of sensitive information that I could not release because it could hurt the reputation of the person.

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  • The credit card files of the company's customers was very sensitive information, so they hired a team of experts to devise security measures for it.

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