Privacy encapsulates all legal and ethical subjects and questions regarding the private lives of individuals. This term and its underlying challenges have taken center stage with the advent of the internet and the resulting influx of data.

According to GFK, over 80% of users (81% in France and 88% in the USA) feared that their data would be stolen or misused in 2014. As public concern for privacy grows, and mistrust in the wake of scandals (e.g. Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica debacle) takes root, privacy is a hotter topic than ever before.

Privacy is handled differently around the world. American economic liberalism seems to take precedence over privacy, for example, while European GDPR guidelines lean towards the opposite approach and prioritize privacy. The question remains about whether or not international norms can be agreed upon when It comes to privacy.

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