European Data Protection Digest

Opinion: Sometimes, Privacy Equals Sanity

PERSONAL PRIVACY—IRELAND

August 29, 2013

In an opinion piece for The Independent, Brendan O’Connor discusses the pervasive idea among youth that there simply is no privacy anymore. It’s a flawed ideology, he writes. “You will have secrets. You will mess up. You will have many moments in your life that you don't wish to share with anyone…Yes, it's good to share, and yes, it's not healthy to have secrets burning away inside you, gaining power until they harden into neuroses. But there are ways of unburdening, and there are boundaries that we ourselves need to be allowed to set, about who we share with.”
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