Definition[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

The private sector refers to

[n]on-governmental organizations such as commercial and academic entities.[1]
[o]rganizations and entities that are not part of any governmental structure. The private sector includes for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, formal and informal structures, commerce, and industry.[2]

Telecommunications[edit | edit source]

The private sector means

those sectors of non-government entities that are users of telecommunications services.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ISC, Concept of Operations For the Information Sharing Environment Electronic Directory Services — People & Organizations 32 (ISC Document No. 0001) (Feb. 23, 2006) (full-text).
  2. National Cyber Incident Response Plan, at M-3.
  3. 47 C.F.R. §201.2(j).
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