Defining privacy is a difficult task.
No definition of privacy is possible, because privacy issues are fundamentally matters of values, interests, and power – Alan Westin as reported in Gellman (1997, p.194)
Privacy, however, is a concept in disarray. Nobody can articulate what it means – Daniel Solove (2009,p.1)
It is not possible to give a unique, unitary definition of privacy that covers all the diverse privacy interests – Judith W. DeCew (1997, p.61)
Privacy is a value so complex, so entangled in competing and contradictory dimensions, so engorged with various and distinct meanings, that I sometimes despair whether it can be usefully addressed at all – Robert C. Post (2001, p.2087)
I want to share with you several videos on privacy.
- Short documentary: Why Privacy Matters
- A mock up of ordering pizza by phone to show how peoples behaviour can be tracked.
- A training video produced by the UK Information Commisioner’s Office on Data Protection Act, – Lights are on
Finally, Javvad explores the difference between security and privacy: