Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.
We are living in an era where Facebook's Graph Search gives strangers greater access than ever to our "private" data and Google arbitrarily steals our passwords and emails. Did our forefathers misunderstand the demand for privacy as an inalienable right for law-abiding citizens in democracy?