Public Private and Privacy

Some of the confusion surrounding the term privacy lies in the definition of private.  Private and public an antonyms.  Whereas private mean secure, unreleased, secret, and hidden, public means shared, open, visible, and available.

By contrast, privacy is, as has been discussed in the previous two posts, about the decision making process, the understanding of parties and their expectation as to whether information should remain private or be shared, open and publicy.  Privacy is information about the transformation of the state of information from private to public.