Loathe them or laud them the actions of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and perhaps more importantly for this article, Edward Snowden have placed digital privacy centre stage in many people's minds, including my own. Whilst many disregard digital privacy as a geo-political issue, diplomatic double speak or even dismiss it as a fully fledged tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theory. The truth is, as educators, we have need to consider what privacy is in terms of our students digital futures, especially when looked at through the lens of the digital rights and responsibilities strand of digital citizenship.
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