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Opinion: Individual Privacy “A Modern Invention”

ONLINE PRIVACY

March 9, 2012

In a column for The Ottawa Citizen, David Warren looks at the push and pull between Internet use, communication and calls for privacy protections. He suggests that when it comes to privacy, "A lot of things in life are extremely simple, but ever so difficult, in the same way." He suggests, "Privacy for 'the individual' is largely a modern invention: a 'right.' which in fact requires wealth." He contends that it is not possible to have "a completely open medium of communication, in which privacy is assured...nothing can be simultaneously open and closed."
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