This is a thread to discuss privacy in a broad and general context. Feel free to discuss and share anything and everything relating to privacy. What it means to you. Tips and tricks for protecting it. Privacy-related news.
There’s no simple answer, besides the rather succinct and somewhat unhelpful fact that it is a basic human right.
The dictionary broadly defines privacy as a state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other people. In reality, privacy can mean different things to different people. Privacy in nature is a very personal thing because we each have different boundaries; thus, so is how we define it. In short, it depends on who you ask! What is privacy to you?
Here’s a short video that broadly covers the concept of privacy in an ever-growing digital world:
Or a more private version of the video:
One of my favourite takes on privacy comes from this Steve Jobs interview. I liked it so much that I even quoted and referenced it in my opening summary for the consent part of the privacy component of the thesis I wrote on privacy and security for one of my degrees.
Full interview here for those interested:
Now that we have a vaguely broad understanding of the concept of privacy, let’s discuss it and share resources!