Privacy is a psychological necessity. Despite that, you often hear the argument that “if you aren’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.” Generally, that argument is made by those in power doing the monitoring. This line of reasoning is severely flawed, and can easily be flipped on its head. If you aren’t doing anything wrong, then why should anyone have the right to monitor you?
Most people tend to keep their doors locked and the blinds drawn even though they are doing no wrong. The desire for privacy is a natural inclination. Who wouldn’t feel awkward being watched during life’s intimate moments? Lastly, numerous studies have demonstrated the negative effects caused by a lack of privacy on psychological and even physical health.
Excerpted from one of my articles published on former CIA agent, Jason Hanson's site @ https://spyescapeandevasion.com/blog/2017/05/31/internet-privacy-future-freedom/
A systems analyst by profession and a curious polymath by birth, I research and write on a variety of topics.