privacy

Definitions

Banking

  • noun a method of ensuring that a person’s personal or credit card payment details cannot be intercepted and read when transferred over the Internet

Commerce

  • noun a situation of not being disturbed by other people, especially the knowledge that communications are private and cannot be accessed by others

Computing

  • noun the right of an individual to limit the extent of and control the access to the data that is stored about him

Electronics

  • The state of being concealed from others, especially against unsanctioned intrusion. Used, for instance, in the context of data preparation, transmission, reception, and storage.

Information & Library Science

  • noun the state of being left alone to do things

Media Studies

  • noun freedom from the observation, interference or attention of other people, sometimes protected by law
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