Some experts such as Steve Rambam, a private investigator specializing in Internet privacy cases, believe that privacy no longer exists; saying, "Privacy is dead – get over it".
On the other hand, in his essay The Value of Privacy, security expert Bruce Schneier says, "Privacy protects us from abuses by those in power, even if we're doing nothing wrong at the time of surveillance." Internet and digital privacy are viewed differently from traditional expectations of privacy.
On the other hand, some people desire much stronger privacy.
Internet privacy is primarily concerned with protecting user information.
Law Professor Jerry Kang explains that the term privacy expresses space, decision, and information.
In terms of space, individuals have an expectation that their physical spaces (i.e. Privacy within the realm of decision is best illustrated by the landmark case Roe v. Lastly, information privacy is in regards to the collection of user information from a variety of sources, which produces great discussion.
The 1997 Information Infrastructure Task Force (IITF) created under President Clinton defined information privacy as "an individual's claim to control the terms under which personal information--information identifiable to the individual--is acquired, disclosed, and used." At the end of the 1990s, with the rise of the internet, it became clear that the internet and companies would need to abide by new rules to protect individual's privacy.
With the rise of the internet and mobile networks the salience of internet privacy is a daily concern for users.
People with only a casual concern for Internet privacy need not achieve total anonymity.