Privacy is psychological , what looks like privacy to one, may not to another.
Privacy became popular by most customers in the last year. Everyone wants to keep their data private from the big companies. After all, we don’t know what they do with our data.
The issue is that what looks like privacy to me, is not the same for the other users. Privacy is psychological and let me give you an example : One person is sharing his girlfriend’s photo on Instagram or Facebook and his friend in the office printed that photo and hung it on the wall. The personwho posted the photo is very angry at the second and tells him, “what gives you the right to print the photo ?” His friend responds “2 million people looked at this photo and you care about me printing it?”
The big topic about our privacy is third parties who buy our info or seduce us to click on links like games on Facebook which in turn steal our data in order to access our data and better serve their needs.
The big argument is how much data we need to share with companies. Well its depends on what service they give you. If your cable company needs your relationship status, well you should refuse to give it to them as there is no connection between the service they provide and that information, but you will have to give them your address and maybe more (how else will the technician will plug the service?).
In this digital IoT world their isn’t much privacy because we use smartphones and smartwatches and smart TV and smart everything. All of these devices collect information on us and our uses. Some of us know this, and some refuse to acknowledge that fact.
How much we are willing to give and to whom? That depends on us. We as costumers should be more aware to what data we give and what the companies can do with that. Are your photos being hung on a wall?