Why Privacy Is the Most Important Concept of Our Time


I have always believed in the importance of privacy, but I felt that common definitions (e.g., the right to be left alone) were lacking. In fact, I think that the whole conceptualization of privacy as simply a right of an individual as partial and limiting. It could be because privacy, as it is intended nowadays, originated from the Anglo-American world (that is what Wikipedia says).

You might say that then, maybe, I am not really thinking about privacy, but rather something else. That might be true, so let’s not talk about privacy, instead let’s talk about Ur-Privacy, the properties of any version of the concept of privacy you might have. Take this as the opinion of a random guy that cares about the issue.