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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

I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected, but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss. There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror, but during a family's last goodbye is not it.
Dave Reichert

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

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

Once you've lost your privacy, you realize you've lost an extremely valuable thing.
Billy Graham

I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building.
Edward Snowden
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Privacy Translations

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