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Definition of Privacy


  1. The state of being in retirement from the company or observation of others; seclusion.
  2. A place of seclusion from company or observation; retreat; solitude; retirement.
  3. Concealment of what is said or done.
  4. A private matter; a secret.
  5. See Privity, 2.

Privacy Quotations

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

I think privacy is valuable. You don't have to share everything, and it's healthy to occasionally hit the pause button and ask yourself if you're oversharing. But at the end of the day, if you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to hide.
Ashton Kutcher

Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it's digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules - not just for governments but for private companies.
Bill Gates

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand

If we don't act now to safeguard our privacy, we could all become victims of identity theft.
Bill Nelson
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Privacy Translations

privacy in German is Datenschutz
privacy in Spanish is privacidad, intimidad
privacy in Swedish is enskildhet