From John Twelve Hawks’s “ How We Live Now” (2005):
“And so what if they know all about me?” asks the honest citizen. “IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m good person. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got nothing to hide.” This view assumes that the intimate personal information easily found in our computerized system is accurate, secure, and will only be used for your benefit. What if criminals access your information? What if corporations deny you insurance or employment because the wrong data has ended up in your file? What if you simply want to take control over who knows what about you?