Feminist reflection on internet policies

Changing the way you see ICT


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The right to privacy is the right to be free from unwanted or unauthorised intrusion, whether physically or through access to records and information. It is considered one of the hardest human rights to define, codify and protect legally, although it is guaranteed by various international instruments including the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
Women often experience intrusions into their privacy from both the State and from partners, parents or siblings, restricting and surveilling their movements both on and off line. Privacy issues may also have different contexts and consequences for women. Some speaks in this context about 'good' and 'bad' privacy. Bad or familial privacy, such as imposed modesty, chastity, and domestic isolation, can prevent exposure of spousal and child abuse. Good privacy support individual choice, autonomy and social participation.