privacy


privacy
privacy UK US /ˈprɪvəsi/ US  /ˈpraɪvəsi/ noun [U]
the right that someone has to keep their personal life or personal information secret or known only to a small group of people: »

Among the three industries studied, concerns about privacy and security of data were highest in the financial sector.

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Security and privacy issues relating to online trading still represent the most significant barrier to e-commerce.

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Despite recent lawsuits upholding rights to privacy, the media show little willingness to keep their distance.

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consumer/customer/patient privacy

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data/online/internet privacy

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privacy laws/policies/rights

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privacy concerns/issues/protections

an invasion/violation of privacy »

Campaigners have protested that the release of sensitive medical information is an invasion of privacy.

invade/breach/violate sb's privacy »

According to customers, the company was using underhand tactics in order to invade their privacy.

protect/safeguard/respect sb's privacy »

She donated $650,000 to the party through intermediaries in order to protect her privacy.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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