26 Privacy

20200514 Privacy is a fundamental human right according to the Australian Government’s Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith have also stated the same principle on many occasions.

Without privacy we live in a state of fear, fear that anything we say may be overheard, or anything we do may lead to retribution or other inappropriate consequences. It severely constrains us, even though we do nothing wrong or illegal.

Privacy is thus essential to our freedom.

Unfortunately, Governments and Business in reality see it differently.

Citizens need to take care of their own privacy, and today with some care our technology can help us.

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