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Chapter 2. WHAT IS PRIVACY IN A DIGITAL ... > The Ability to Protect Ourselves fro...

The Ability to Protect Ourselves from Being Judged Out of Context

“…the ability to protect ourselves from being judged out of context by controlling the conditions under which we reveal personal information to others…protection of privacy from eyes of state authority is only one aspect, and maybe not the most important.”

Jeffrey Rosen, E-mail, Internet and Privacy [presentation]. http://www1.union.edu/~condryi/ctech/ppt/L25-E-mail/sld001.htm

Many people have described the problem of privacy protection by comparing our current situation to the book 1984 by George Orwell. In that novel, even ordinary citizens are always under surveillance. Nothing they do is secret from the government. Rosen, in the passage quoted earlier, describes a situation that he fears is already reality—that our privacy is already so compromised that we cannot recapture it.


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