UW Privacy Office

April 17, 2019

Privacy Is Too Big to Understand

Source: The New York Times, published April 16, 2019

Privacy Is Too Big to Understand

“Privacy” is an impoverished word — far too small a word to describe what we talk about when we talk about the mining, transmission, storing, buying, selling, use and misuse of our personal information.

At its heart, privacy is about how data is used to take away our control.