“I’ve done nothing wrong”

August 2, 2007 at 9:47 pm 1 comment

One common answer when talking to people about privacy is, “But I’ve done nothing wrong, I have nothing to hide.”

I’ve tried flippant, “If you have nothing to hide, then you don’t have a life.” I’ve tried serious, “The problem is aggregation and a lack of control on subsequent use.”

At best, the response has been a polite smile.

When I therefore came across this essay, ‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy, I was delighted. Finally, I’ve seen the light.

An absolute must read.

The bonus is a whole new perspective on privacy, one that is more Franz Kafka than George Orwell.

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