“Privacy is the claim of individuals or group or institutions to determine for themselves the when, how and to what extend information about themselves is communicated to other.”
Alan Westin, 1968
“Privacy is the subjective decision that people enjoy when they have the power to protect information about themselves and when they use this power consistent with their interests and values.”
Jim Harper, 2013
Privacy with regards to the two quotes from Alan Westin and Jim Harper is the people’s subjective claim to protect information about themselves and control what, and to what extend information can be communicated to others that are consistent to their interests and values.