On Privacy

Someone remarked recently that the only way to keep a secret is to keep it to yourself, meaning that the minute you say ‘something’ to another, the risk of that ‘something’ being share with others increases exponentially. Similarly, in today’s age of wide information availability, the question of ‘is privacy dead?’ is often posed because most of our digital information are either readily available or can be easily obtained. So the question then is no longer whether or not privacy is dead, rather the new question should be, ‘are we ok with the loss of privacy?’ ‘are we ok with privacy being dead?’. Responses or reflections to such questions have a significant ramifications.