Privacy is founded on the belief that particular material things and activities are exclusive and belong to the individual. However, it will be increasingly difficult to protect the freedom of certain aspects of privacy in the face of ever-expanding information gathering and exchange. We need to define for ourselves what is most private. Clearly, the more we wish to conceal, the more our need for privacy. This calls for us to look at our raison d’etre, in order to specify our reasons for concealing, and whether these grounds are our best option. In the end we discover that the only thing that does belong to us is our own internal experience, which is always private, no matter how well we convey it.
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