Interviews and Articles
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Interviews

What does privacy mean to you?

We pose this question to artists, authors and industry experts from Europe and the United States. Listen to their answers in interviews appearing on this page over the coming months.

Nate Larson: Sharing Information and Protecting Privacy

Artist
Nate Larson: Sharing Information and Protecting Privacy

Jules Polonetsky: My Day is Conflicted © Goethe-Institut Washington

Chief Executive Officer of the Future of Privacy Forum
Jules Polonetsky: My Day is Conflicted

Simon Menner: Who is the Target Group for  the Surveillance Apparatus? © Goethe-Institut Washington

Artist
Simon Menner: Who is the Target Group for the Surveillance Apparatus?

Thomas Drake: I Start with the Foundation

Former senior executive at the NSA
Thomas Drake: I Start with the Foundation

John Vigg: Learning about You through your Friends

Artist
John Vigg: Learning about You through your Friends

Niko van Eijk: Privacy by the Minute

Director of the Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam)
Niko van Eijk: Privacy by the Minute

Daniel Schwarz: Visibility and Surveillance

Artist
Daniel Schwarz: Visibility and Surveillance

Kevin Bankston: Abhören ohne Vollmacht

Director of New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute
Kevin Bankston: Warrantless Wiretapping

LECTRR: Fame = You Are Public Domain © Goethe-Institut Washington

Cartoonist
LECTRR: Fame = You Are Public Domain

Jan Philipp Albrecht: Privacy Means Informational Self-Determination © Hannibal Hanschke

Politician
Jan Philipp Albrecht: Privacy Means Informational Self-Determination

AnnieLaurie Erickson: Peering Back into the Surveillance Apparatus © Goethe-Institut Washington

Artist
AnnieLaurie Erickson: Peering Back into the Surveillance Apparatus

Paul Nolte: Is there a Right NOT to be Forgotten?

German Historian
Paul Nolte: Is there a Right NOT to be Forgotten?

Andrew Crocker: It's getting dark

Staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Andrew Crocker: It's getting dark

Marianne Birthler: Why should the state protect something I don’t want to protect myself?

Former Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records
Marianne Birthler: Why should the state protect something I don’t want to protect myself?

Trevor Paglen: Art Responds to a Surveillance State

Artist
Trevor Paglen: Art Responds to a Surveillance State

Joseph Lorenzo Hall: Hacking Back, Opting Out, and Being Forgotten

Center for Democracy and Technology
Joseph Lorenzo Hall: Hacking Back, Opting Out, and Being Forgotten

Hans Engler: A Mathematician's Perspective

Professor
Hans Engler: What's Mathematics Got to Do with Privacy?

Jessalyn Radack

Whistleblower
Jesselyn Radack: Can Liberty and Security Go Hand-in-Hand?

Amie Stepanovich

Access Now
Amie Stepanovich: Privacy is More Than a Stepping Stone

Salman Rushdie

Author
Salman Rushdie: Keeping My Life Private

John Kiriakou

Whistleblower
John Kiriakou: When Your Name is on the Hit List

James Spione

Filmmaker
James Spione: Do We Have Rights or Privileges?

Articles