data privacy

Why does privacy matter when you have nothing to hide? You probably tell yourself that there’s nothing to worried about when the government only collects data to catch criminals.

The true is, it does matter! Our personal information is collected in almost every transaction that occurs offline and online. Banks and credit card companies record, store and track our purchasing habits. Not only do they know what we purchased, they also track and store the locations and times of the purchases.

Companies claim that your personal information is secure from prying eyes and hackers. As we have see in recent years, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Case in point the the 2013/2014 Target cyber-attack. It’s been estimated that over 40 million debt and credit card number were stolen during this attack.