||This study analyses the conflicts and trade-offs of the concept of privacy with itself, as privacy can be seen as an umbrella term with many interpretations and definitions. The research focus on side effects of privacy measures made in US intelligence policies, particularly on the USA Freedom Act. While its aim was to better protect privacy interests, the study has shown that policies made in the USA Freedom Act led to changed interpretations of other legislations which actually created violations to privacy. Hence, these side-effects, so-called privacy-privacy trade-offs, contradict the goal of the USA Freedom Act, which has been adopted to safeguard the privacy and civil liberties of US citizens. Consequently, this study urges for a better understanding of the phenomenon of privacy-privacy trade-offs and to better anticipate on possible negative side-effects of the measures that are taken to protect privacy.