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1. In the context of the Internet: Most Internet users want that personal information they share will not be shared with anyone else without their permission. Privacy can be divided into the following concerns: (a) What personal information can be shared with whom; (b) Whether messages can be exchanged without anyone else seeing them; (c) Whether and how one can send messages anonymously; and, (d) Personal Information Privacy. 2. In a legal context: A broad concept that (in Canadian law) encompasses personal privacy (protection of oneís physical self), territorial privacy (protection of oneís private physical space), and informational privacy (protection of information about oneself and oneís activities).