So what is privacy, anyway?

I have blogged at various times on privacy and the Internet, and it’s become a really hot topic both in the headlines (are you listening, NSA?) to the IT industry. Recently the always excellent web comic XKCD had a great take on the issue:

Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) also blogged about privacy, with a very different take (and you should also read the comments to get a sense of what all the issues are.