In the last days I did some research in regards to privacy. This is done so I’m able to get a better view of this topic.
privacy is something complex and one thing maybe very close to be foundation of our own freedom. There are four core elements to this:
The right to be left alone
This is from my point of view the most important part. The physical right to be left alone. To be away from others. While Humans are social animals, it’s important to gather ourself in loneliness. As a essential value to come closer to ourself.
A friend of mine did once said:
“We’re only truly ourself when we’re being alone. Everyone has a mask to carry in front of each other. Most of can’t not live without it.”
Discretion and Intimacy
When not being alone, we enjoy to be around people we like. We want to keep this relationships intimate. Often we think out loud in front of friends. Maybe about our parents, other friends or coworker. Often we would never say this to them directly. Simply to not hurt them. Maybe to protect ourself from harm. But knowing this means restrain it. Sometime we need to ask this, that they detain them self on this topic. We care for intimacy and discretion.
What should be open to the public, without addressing it to us. Also as an act of free speech, sometimes it’s necessary to remain nameless. So we’re able to share mind and ideas to others.
Also we understand the need for a democratic system for anonymity in voting.
self determination information discloser
Diminish and control of data that is direct or indirect related to us.
What kind of information we care to reveal from us other to anyone. Maybe limiting the possibly of the usage of information. Cooperations that we entrust with our bank data should keep them only for billing and should not forward them to someone.
Yet our desire to be found, to be recognized for the work by others, give us the need to be seen in public. Information we care to share and we think gives others interests in us. This might be our holiday image, of our .
More to come
This is just a little bit of this. I continue in the next days.
I like to highlight is this video of Green Gleenwald ‘:Why privacy matters’ cause he explain it very well: