“The loss of privacy often seems like no big deal, a small price to pay for the convenience of the digital world. This is an all-too-common misunderstanding that can have grave consequences, as privacy invasions are often invisible, harms frequently only happen in the future, and they always affect some people more than others.”

“In an increasingly datafied world, we need to future-proof the devices, services, and infrastructures we rely on to make sure they don’t betray us when we need them most: at times of political unrest or when we are at our most vulnerable.”

“We need to stop thinking about privacy as an individual experience and start thinking about it as a right whose violation affects us collectively—with the heaviest burden often imposed on those who are already marginalized. Most importantly, we have to recognize that a world of technological totalitarianism is not inevitable. One of the most pressing tasks of our generation  will be to establish and vigorously defend the rights, norms, and rules that govern powerful technologies. This includes  the companies that built them, as well as the states that deploy them.”

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