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Privacy, anonymity and other confusing words

The concept of privacy has been discussed in human societies for more than 2000 years, yet we have not been able to produce a reasonable definition, or even a coherent explanation why it is needed in the first place. Need for privacy varies across cultures and individuals. However, in most modern societies it is claimed to be a fundamental human right. And it’s been taken away by the Internet. Or at least that’s what we are told. In my presentation, I will try to assess the real threats and look into some privacy protecting solutions to see what they really protect and what the hidden cost we need to pay for using them is.

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Privacy & Governance

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