Privacy and anonymity

"Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn't want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world."

– Eric Hughes, "A Cypherpunk's Manifesto", 1993


Ask any individual how important privacy is and you will get the same answer every time: privacy is very important but in a digital age, where we don't have control over our personal information, how do we take it back? In April 2018, this importance was further highlighted in a very public Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

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