Why Privacy Matters (Even If You Have Nothing to Hide)

6 min readJul 22, 2022

What are you trying to hide? Inside trading? Top-secret proof of extraterrestrial life? Your undercover identity as a hacker anarchist intent on causing chaos around the world?


Okay, so if you’re not a criminal, why worry about online surveillance. You know the saying,

“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”?


You are a criminal.

You are probably a criminal since the majority of Americans often commit potential felonies without realizing it. But even if you weren’t, you’d still have something to conceal, and you should be allowed to if you so choose. What are your thoughts on installing security cameras in a store’s changing area? What would happen if someone shared all of your financial details on Facebook?

What if a list of every single internet account you’ve ever had was made public?

You probably wouldn’t be overjoyed by those things. Even if you don’t care too much about your own privacy, think about how businesses and governments might use information against people and organizations they disagree with.

“ Knowing more about someone makes it easier to influence and control…




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