19 December 2014

Identity Theft Expert

Robert Siciliano - IDTheftSecurity.com

539Posts 1,360,906Views 59Comments

Privacy is more than locking your Doors

22 March 2014  |  1099 views  |  0

There are 10 distinct meanings of privacy.

Protecting Reputation

 

You’ve heard of money management, right? Well, there’s also reputation management. There’s a difference between having facts about a person and then making judgments based on those facts. Often, judgments are skewered, and the result is a soured reputation.

Showing Respect

We must respect one’s desire to keep personal data about themselves personal. That’s why it’s called personal data. It’s not so much that revealing one’s private information would do little, if any, harm. It’s the principle of respect that’s the bigger picture.

Trust

Trust is vital in any kind of relationship, from personal to commercial to professional. When trust is broken in one relationship, this could cause a domino effect into other kinds of relationships.

Social Boundaries

We all need a sanctuary from people’s interest in us. When boundaries are crossed, relationships can be tarnished. Nobody really wants everyone to know everything about them, or vice versa.

Freedom to speak freely

We’re all free to think whatever we want without fear of repercussion, but turning those thoughts into speech is what can create problems—both real and perceived.

The Second Chance

Thank goodness that once we get our foot stuck in the railroad track, we can yank it out and start over. Having privacy promotes the second chance, the ability to make changes.

Control

You’ll be hard-pressed to come up with a transaction you can complete in public or online without forking over your personal data. Minus cold cash transactions, just about every move we make requires some revealing of personal information. And the more that your data is out there, the more likely someone can use it to control you.

Freedom of Political Association

Due to privacy, we can associate with political activities, and nobody ever has to know whom we voted for for a political office.

What others think of You is none of your Business

Privacy means never feeling you must explain or validate yourself to those near or far.

TagsSecurity

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)
Log in to receive notifications when someone posts a comment

Latest posts from Robert

Card Company's boosting Payment Security with Mobile

23 hours ago  |  658 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0 TagsSecurity

Chip and PIN, will It save Us?

17 December 2014  |  798 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0 TagsSecurity

Russian Hackers getting rich from your Identity

10 December 2014  |  1253 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0 TagsSecurity

Chip and PIN vs. Chip and Signature Cards

08 December 2014  |  1291 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0 TagsSecurity

Identity Theft of the Dead affects the Living

06 December 2014  |  1087 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0 TagsSecurity

Robert's profile

job title Security Analyst
location Boston
member since 2010
Summary profile See full profile »
Security analyst, published author, television news correspondent. Deliver presentations throughout the United States, Canada and internationally on identity theft protection and personal security....

Robert's expertise

Who is commenting on Robert's posts

Iain Montgomery
Otmane EL RHAZI
Ketharaman Swaminathan
Boris Taratine
Michael Rosenstein
Fred Pyziak
Matt Scott
Paul Love
Mike McCormack