Interesting thought of redefining privacy as an asset, Jason, and a very thorough article!
If privacy can vary so much by law, by country, by culture, and by generation, logic holds that privacy cannot be a “natural” right.
If that’s true, whatever gave us the idea that we have a “right” to privacy?
Throughout time and across cultures, rights have been defined in very differing terms. Take, for instance, the right to marriage, which looks quite different in Sweden than in, say, Saudi Arabia. Similarly, the right to life means something different in countries which have abolished the death penalty than in countries which haven’t.
This goes for all sorts of rights so I don’t think this is something inherent to privacy.
As someone with a legal background, I think there’s power in defining something as a right.
But, I also agree that there’s power in seeing privacy as an asset in our personal lives and being intentional with it in our approach.