Decoding Privacy

We often talk about privacy but don’t seem to really understand it in all its complexity. We are concerned about giving up our right to it but are unclear about what it is exactly that worries us. Going Luddite is not really an option but we would still like to understand how technology is intruding into spaces that were previously off limits.

This issue of Viewpoint seeks to examine various aspects of privacy and information sharing against this backdrop of technological expansion and vague fear.

There is a a fascinating historical perspective on privacy, a viewpoint from an internet researcher describing the primary flaw in the design of Aadhar, a view on media ethics in this area and a millennial’s take on what privacy means to her and her generation. We think you will enjoy these articles and their attempt to map ideas of privacy in an increasingly open world.