1. Limit on Power
Privacy is a limit on government power, as well as the power of private sector companies. . .
2. Respect for Individuals
Privacy is about respecting individuals. . .
3. Reputation Management
Privacy enables people to manage their reputations. . .
4. Maintaining Appropriate Social Boundaries
People establish boundaries from others in society. . .
In relationships, whether personal, professional, governmental, or commercial, we depend upon trusting the other party. . .
6. Control Over One’s Life
Personal data is essential to so many decisions made about us, from whether we get a loan, a license or a job to our personal and professional reputations. . .
7. Freedom of Thought and Speech
Privacy is key to freedom of thought. . .
8. Freedom of Social and Political Activities
Privacy helps protect our ability to associate with other people and engage in political activity. . .
9. Ability to Change and Have Second Chances
Many people are not static; they change and grow throughout their lives. . .
10. Not Having to Explain or Justify Oneself
An important reason why privacy matters is not having to explain or justify oneself. . .
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Thanks to Daniel Solove