Latin: Noget som vedkommer, tilhører, besiddes, bruges, udøves er knyttet til en person eller flere enkelte personer og ikke til det offentlige, eksempelvis privatlivets fred. Privatpersoner har ikke offentlig embede.
Se også: Acetater ; datasikkerhed ; filantropi ; forbrug ; lejekaserne ; lejesoldater ; konsulent ; Privacy International ; privat skifte ; privatbane ; privatkirke ; privatliv ; privatret ; privatøkonomi ; private hære ; private militære firmaer ; privateer ; privatim ; privatisering ; privatskoler ; religion ; Rumsfeld-doktrinen ; Rådet for Offentlig-Privat Samarbejde ; særskilt ; tribunal ; våbentilladelser.


Kelding, Peter: Privathospitalernes gyldne tider lakker mod enden. I: Information, 12/27/2008.
Louis Brandeis & Samuel Warren: The Right to Privacy. In: Harward Law Review, Vol. IV. December 15, 1890. No. 5.
Articulating that right primarily as a "right to be let alone".
H.R. 1271--the Family Privacy Protection Act of 1995 : hearing before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, on H.R. 1271, to provide protection for family privacy, November 9, 1995. / : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs, 1997.
Spooky Business: Corporate Espionage Against Nonprofit Organizations. / : Gary Ruskin. 2013
'Giant corporations are employing highly unethical or illegal tools of espionage against nonprofit organizations with near impunity, according to a new report by Essential Information. The report, titled Spooky Business, documents how corporations hire shady investigative firms staffed with former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), US military, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Secret Service and local police departments to target nonprofit organizations.
“Corporate espionage against nonprofit organizations is an egregious abuse of corporate power that is subverting democracy,” said Gary Ruskin, author of Spooky Business. “Who will rein in the forces of corporate lawlessness as they bear down upon nonprofit defenders of justice?”
Many of the world’s largest corporations and their trade associations — including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Walmart, Monsanto, Bank of America, Dow Chemical, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Chevron, Burger King, McDonald’s, Shell, BP, BAE, Sasol, Brown & Williamson and E.ON – have been linked to espionage or planned espionage against nonprofit organizations, activists and whistleblowers.
Many different types of nonprofit organizations have been targeted with corporate espionage, including environmental, anti-war, public interest, consumer, food safety, pesticide reform, nursing home reform, gun control, social justice, animal rights and arms control groups.
Corporations and their trade associations have been linked to a wide variety of espionage tactics against nonprofit organizations. The most prevalent tactic appears to be infiltration by posing a volunteer or journalist, to obtain information from a nonprofit. But corporations have been linked to many other human, physical and electronic espionage tactics against nonprofits. Many of these tactics are either highly unethical or illegal.
Founded in 1982 by Ralph Nader, Essential Information is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. It is involved in a variety of projects to promote corporate accountability, a more just economy, public health and a sustainable planet. It has published a bi-monthly magazine, books and reports, sponsored conferences, provided writers with grants to pursue investigations, published daily news summaries, operated clearinghouses that disseminate information to grassroots organizations in the United States and developing countries worldwide, and has hosted scores of conferences focusing on government and corporate accountability.'

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