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Is the Modern Era Conterminous to a Post-Privacy Era?

Posted on 22-12-14
Written By: Vanessa Gatt

The notion of privacy is clearly linked to the idea of information flow on the part of the individual himself, who takes upon himself the role of ‘gatekeeper’, so to speak, determining which information related to their digital persona is to be rendered public. Needless to say, both the rise of the social networks phenomenon and the concept of one-to-many communication have deeply altered the traditional notions of privacy, especially when one takes into account the fact that one’s ability to control the information that has been shared with others ceases once others make subsequent use thereof.