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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 grew up with the understanding that the world I lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with each other in privacy, without it being monitored, without it being measured or analyzed or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems, any time they mention anything that travels across public lines.
Edward Snowden

Privacy is relational. It depends on the audience. You don't want your employer to know you're job hunting. You don't spill all about your love life to your mom or your kids. You don't tell trade secrets to your rivals.
Barton Gellman

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

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

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