Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/6/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

This is national Choose Privacy Week, so it might be  good time to reflect on how important privacy is to each of us in the digital age. Any such reflection might start with the question: exactly what does the word “privacy” mean? That question, in turn, leads us to wonder where the concept of privacy actually comes from. Is it a legal right, or a moral right, or a biological instinct or something else entirely. Let’s wax philosophical for a few minutes and think about privacy and its place in our lives in the digital age, and what value it has – or doesn’t have – to us personally.