In the late 1960s, Privacy was an topic which received much attention on both sides of the Atlantic. Issues of Privacy came to a head in the U.K. when Brian Walden M.P. introduced a Private Members Bill on Privacy into the House of Commons. Arising out of discussions in the Safeguard Group (link provided below) I had begun to study the topic in some depth so I wrote to my M.P., James Allason, for a ticket to the debate, which took place on 23rd January 1970. An account of what happened on that day is given elsewhere.
Following the debate, a Committee of Inquiry into Privacy was set up under the Chairmanship of Rt. Hon. Kenneth Younger. I responded to an invitation to submit evidence by writing a paper examining Privacy from a psychological viewpoint. Psychology was much in vogue at the time. For example:-
My paper to the Younger Committee proposed fundamental concepts of Privacy derived from the impact of psychological practices:-
My interest in Privacy Issues continued, one of the outcomes being a paper which explores the use of concepts and practices in science and engineering to understand Privacy Issues and define Privacy:-