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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

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

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

The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.
Justin Timberlake

Privacy is not an option, and it shouldn't be the price we accept for just getting on the Internet.
Gary Kovacs
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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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