„Without privacy there was no point in being an individual.“

—  Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
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Jonathan Franzen
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„The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.“

—  Earl Warren United States federal judge 1891 - 1974
1960s, Concurring in the judgment, Lopez v. United States 373 U.S. 427 (1963)

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„History indicates that at a certain point of economic breakdown people cease being concerned with individual liberties and are ready to accept regimentation.“

—  Francis Schaeffer American theologian 1912 - 1984
Context: History indicates that at a certain point of economic breakdown people cease being concerned with individual liberties and are ready to accept regimentation. The danger is obviously even greater when the two main values so many people have are personal peace and affluence. How Should We Then Live : The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture (1976), p. 246

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„No government, any more than an individual, will long be respected without being truly respectable; nor be truly respectable without possessing a certain portion of order and stability.“

—  James Madison 4th president of the United States (1809 to 1817) 1751 - 1836
1780s, Federalist Papers (1787–1788), Federalist No. 62 http://www.friesian.com/fiction.htm

Phil Zimmermann Foto

„If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.“

—  Phil Zimmermann creator of Pretty Good Privacy 1954
Why I Wrote PGP http://www.philzimmermann.com/EN/essays/WhyIWrotePGP.html, Part of the original 1991 PGP User's Guide (updated in 1999)

Noam Cohen Foto

„Unlike in the United States, where freedom of expression is a fundamental right that supersedes other interests, Europe views an individual’s privacy and freedom of expression as almost equal rights.“

—  Noam Cohen 1999
[Noam, Cohen, The New York Times, Times Articles Removed From Google Results in Europe, October 3, 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/04/business/media/times-articles-removed-from-google-results-in-europe.html, October 29, 2014]

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„Privacy is not negotiable.“

—  Paul Scofield English actor 1922 - 2008
Dennis McLellan, "Obituary: Paul Scofield, 86; award- winning British actor" http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-scofield21mar21,1,977642.story, The Los Angeles Times (2008-03-21)

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„[how anyone could] remain an individual if he had to conform with senseless orders and old foolish things without being asked his opinion on them.“

—  Maurice de Vlaminck French painter 1876 - 1958
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