1. Data loss incidents turn into data leak incidents in cases where media containing sensitive information is lost and subsequently acquired by an unauthorized party. However, a data leak is possible without losing the data on the originating side. Other terms associated with data leakage prevention are information leak detection and prevention (ILDP), information leak prevention (ILP), content monitoring and filtering (CMF), information protection and control (IPC) and extrusion prevention system (EPS), as opposed to intrusion prevention system. In data leakage incidents, sensitive data is disclosed to unauthorized parties by either malicious intent or an inadvertent mistake. Sensitive data includes private or company information, intellectual property (IP), financial or patient information, credit-card data and other information.
2. Data loss is any process or event that results in data being corrupted, deleted and/or made unreadable by a user and/or software or application.
It occurs when one or more data elements can no longer be utilized by the data owner or requesting application.
Data loss is also known as data leakage.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_loss_prevention_software (1.); https://www.techopedia.com/definition/29863/data-loss (2.)
Author: David Khedr