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Chapter 2. WHAT IS PRIVACY IN A DIGITAL ... > Information About Us Is Not Acquired...

Information About Us Is Not Acquired by Others

“…privacy is the condition which obtains to the degree that new information about one's self is not acquired by others.”

Shaun MacNeill, The Dalhousie Review, V. 78 No. 3, “A Philosophical Definition of Privacy”

Everywhere we turn these days, there is a form to be filled out. If we want a discount card at the grocery store, register our children in sports, buy a CD from a small record company, or get a new kitchen appliance, we also end up disclosing more information about ourselves by filling out the “required” forms.


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