the freedom to do things without other people watching you or knowing what you are doing
Staff are entitled to a certain amount of privacy when making personal phone calls.
right to privacy: The prisoners’ right to privacy is not always respected.
invade someone’s privacy: They don’t want their privacy invaded by reporters.
in the privacy of your (own) home: What they do in the privacy of their own home is no concern of yours.
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