Privacy vs Secrecy

Privacy is a natural right.

“I don’t care about privacy because I have nothing to hide” is similar to saying “I don’t care about free speech because I have nothing to say”.

Privacy and Secrecy are different.  Secrecy ensures that nobody knows the content that are secret (example: Merger plans of a company, before releasing it).  Whereas, privacy ensures that certain contents are not made available to the public, even though the public might know certain aspects of the content (example: Social Security number of a person, his marital status, place of birth, number of children, etc).

Privacy vs Secrecy

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