Is Your Personal Privacy in Danger?
So you’ve been an active member on social media and used all the convenient ways to purchase your needs and wants without regard to your personal privacy.
But now you’re having second thoughts.
So the 4th Amendment to the Constitution — as part of the Bill of Rights — was adopted which says, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable search and seizures shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Technology Threatens Privacy
It used to be that you didn’t worry about it because nobody was tracking your every move. Of course, technology, events, and power-hungry governments changed all of that.
Yet today the Federal government tramples all over the spirit and the letter, of the 4th Amendment with its USA PATRIOT Act, FinCEN, SAR, CTR, TIA and ADVISE programs, and others. Bureaucrats, businesses and crooks alike are mining the data of millions of Americans looking at who you communicate with, what you read, what you buy, where you shop and what you eat, and they’re making a determination about you and your character based on the information a computer kicks out.
It seems that everybody is tracking your activities.
The watchers in government have your information. Businesses have your information. Private investigators, vindictive spouses, greedy lawyers, jilted lovers (whether they really were or just imagined they were) or stalkers can learn all about you and possibly track you down.
Taking Care of Privacy
So, what do you do now? You don’t have much that you can do about the information that is already there.
However, that doesn’t mean they have to have your latest information. You can begin now to make it more difficult to be tracked or found.
Remember, that taking care of your privacy is a journey. There isn’t one thing that you can do that will take care of it forever.
But remember, privacy is a process rather than a destination. As soon as you think you have covered all aspects of personal privacy, some new technology will come along or a new law will be passed that will undo your hard work.
Privacy requires you be ever-vigilant.
One more thing you needed to add to your busy life, right? Truthfully, it can’t be one more activity in your life, it has to be a way of life.