I'm supporting the privacy SE proposal in Area 51, and have read a lot of responses in which people argue that a separate privacy SE site isn't necessary. The reason being that all privacy questions could already be answered in the IT security SE. User Gilles wrote this about IT security:
In spite of the name (which was fixed in stone at the beginning of the site), IT Security is more generally about information security, so that does include privacy.
Is this true? (I haven't been able to conclusively determine that myself, so i would like to know what the experts think.) Has IT security evolved into a SE about information security?
And a followup question: will anyone with a question about (any aspect of) privacy be able to ask it on the IT security SE and get a good answer? Even if the privacy question doesn't relate to the IT or security side of privacy?