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See what others have said about the right to privacy and share your own view. The most inspiring quotes will be turned into art. Check the homepage to see some examples.

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Resistance and surveillance: The design of today's digital tools makes the two inseparable. And how to think about this is a real challenge.

It's time to rethink our nightmares about surveillance.

Privacy is a happy side effect of personal control over personal data.

Phil Wolff

"The defense of privacy is the first step towards rescuing freedom" --Wolfgang Sofsky


If privacy is not a right, should we go left for just a single person?

Gabriel Sirilan

"If we are not doing anything wrong, then we have a right to resist.”

Eben Moglen

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.

Dan Quayle

privacy is the new black. lest 1984 turns into the future.

Robert Hrodric

Privacy isn't something we should have to pay for. Privacy is a Human Right.

Bill Franklin

"First, they hunted for heretics. Than they burned the witches. Than they embarrassed the communists. Today they cry terrorist! And let the constitution and decency slip.

Scott Hammond

Truth is out there.

Tomi Koski

There is no justice in following unjust laws.

Aaron Swartz

Publication is a self-invasion of privacy.


Orwell was an optimist

Mikko Hypponen

The NSA revelations made CCTV obsolete technology.

Joseph Kesisoglou

Is het niet hypocriet te noemen om de schuld van een verminderde privacy bij anderen te leggen, terwijl we zelf jarenlang bezig zijn geweest onszelf bloot te geven middels sociale media? Je oogst wat je zaait.

Janwillem van der Veen

"Stop peeking between the blinds they're not coming that way"


The freedom and anonymity of the open road is something that is culturally important here. Now like some scene in '1984,' the fact that we will travel and be detected and analyzed changes the whole psyche of the nation

Simon Davies

The NSA is the only branch of the government that actually listens to people

Ziad K. Abdelnour

Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively are less free

Edward Snowden

There simply can be no honor in claiming you are protecting the country, if you are shitting on the Constitution while you do it

Morgan Clements

The goal of the NSA and it's five eyes partners in the English speaking world–Canada, New Zealand, Australia and especially the UK–is to eliminate privacy globally

Glenn Greenwald

I could get metal onto an airplane or beat a no-fly list. I figured this stuff out by looking at the web and by thinking about it. If I can do it, terrorists can do it. They told us they took away our freedom to make us safe. Do you feel safe?

Cory Doctorow

Who watches the watchmen?

There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'

Philip K. Dick

To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world

Anthony Burgess

Terrorism is something that provokes an emotional response that allows people to rationalize authorizing powers and programs that they wouldn't give otherwise

Edward Snowden

The spies will keep spying. They will spy more. They will spy harder.

Cory Doctorow

Like all security, privacy is hard. It requires subtle thinking, and the conjunction of law, markets, technology and norms to get right

Cory Doctorow

Snooping and surveillance on this scale is not only an invasion of privacy, it also undermines the basis of democracy and free speech

Kirsty Hughes

Privacy and freedom from state intrusion are important for everyone. You can’t just scream 'terrorism' and use it as an excuse for Orwellian snooping

Stephen Fry

I am living proof that an individual can go head to head against the most powerful adversaries and the most powerful intelligence agencies around the world and win

Edward Snowden

We don't have to give up our liberty to have security

Edward Snowden

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety

Benjamin Franklin

A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all

Edward Snowden

Democracy may die behind closed doors

Edward Snowden

Communication is not a crime

Edward Snowden

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