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Some Definitions that are used in this Silktorrent wiki
Privacy of a person is a state, where information about that person is not accessible to other parties that have not been explicitly and voluntarily designated by that person to have access to that information.
The word "private" is an adjective that describes the existence of the privacy in some context.
Having access to information set X differs from knowing information set X, because people do not now everything by heart, but people can store unencrypted information. Having access to information set X differs from receiving information set X, because the information set X might be stored by a 3. party just like a public library is accessible to everyone, but the people, who can walk into a public library building and have access to the books do not need to receive the books to their own book collection.
- A Conversation on Privacy(local copy) by Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald