Privacy in a legal sense means the rights of the individual to make personal decisions and conduct their lives without public scrutiny. The right to privacy is protected by the Constitution and inferred in the language of the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
Digital privacy concerns the rights of individuals to decide how their digital information (personally identifiable information) is collected and used.
Daniel J. Solove,Yale Law School graduate and the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, articulates 10 reasons privacy is important:
Information about your online activity has value, just like money. There are ways you can decide who gets that information and how it's collected, and make it difficult for cybercriminals to obtain it. This guide provides these pages of resources to help you learn more:
Our Statement of Ethics (https://library.up.edu/ethics) says "We support our users’ right to privacy and confidentiality in their use of library services and collections."
We encourage you to think about your privacy in every system with which you interact.
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