Michael Birnhack writes:
Privacy allows us to be a hypocrite, and this is a good thing too. That is the intriguing argument laid down by Stephen Taylor in his notes towards a theory of privacy. He emphasises the importance of the home as the quintessential space for freedom of thought—“the privacy of our own skulls”, as he puts it. He further argues that corporations and the state require some minimum level of privacy to function. I take issue with several of his claims.
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