“Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.” – Mark Zuckerberg, founder Facebook, on privacy.

What is this thing called privacy? A lot of people have ideas about what it is, but when you try to nail it down to one definition, it gets a bit slippery.

In the United States, many point to the Constitution saying it does not explicitly guarantee privacy while many say it is contained in the Fourth Amendment. Others around the world like London and Tokyo live with cameras everywhere and shrug them off as a necessary evil for our modern society.

Is privacy necessary? What say you?

For this LetsBlogOff, talk about privacy. Or the lack of privacy. Or the whole nature of privacy. Address the issue of privacy any way you want.

Publish on your blog anytime on Tuesday, September 27th and send a tweet to @letsblogoff (or fill out the form here if it is your first contribution) so we can pick it up and add you to the list of participating bloggers. Be sure to visit all the other bloggers to see how they tackled the theme. Retweets and comments are always appreciated. Remember to use the #LetsBlogOff hash tag in your Tweets.

If you want to place the badge on your post, just copy/paste the HTML code below:

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If you want the table of bloggers to build automatically for this #letsblogoff, copy/paste the JavaScript below at the end of your post. To be included on the table, you must display the badge on your blog post AND tweet to @letsblogoff AND publish between 12:00am and 9:00pm US-Eastern time. (New rule; we like sleep too)

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Comments (7)

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Well, I am now utterly confused as I had to look up what time I was publishing, having no idea what Eastern time is. OK, I know the US is either 8 or 5 hours behind us in Europe but daylight saving confuses it. Italy is an hour ahead of the UK all year round but when I’m converting times I have no idea if you are on daylight saving over there.

Oh, and by 12 am do you mean midnight?

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