I've Got Nothing to Hide and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy

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Mike Wilson
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Thursday, July 12th, 2007

In the carefree microcosm of reality TV and weekend barbecues, primary concerns may include The Donald's hair or disputes concerning propane versus charcoal--benign esoterica, and certainly nothing to be kept under wraps. After all, does not abstinence from wrongdoing immunize one from harm under public (or private) scrutiny?

This interrogative essay dissects the Nothing to Hide stance on privacy, highlighting the role of complacency in undermining a crucial civil liberty which many seem to have no trouble taking for granted.