Pre-emptive Privacy

My morning journey took me on an internet search of privacy terms. I typed the word privacy into a search engine and the majority of results displayed online privacy policies for corporations. Next I popped in the words privacy service, which displayed WHOIS services and a few software security companies. Then I searched personal privacy which showed government information and companies offering data protection. Finally, personal privacy service, and a collection of data type of privacy services appeared.

Not one result actually assisted with personal privacy of human action. This being the actions one takes when working on highly confidential projects, creating offshore privacy, financial privacy, family privacy and issues relating strictly to the human. You should be private while creating privacy. I believe privacy should be a pre-emptive human action one takes before actually creating digital privacy.

What one should think about are the items and entities that exist in the digital world. In the sense of how you go about protecting them and how your human actions maneuver in conjunction. A simple example is offshore banking, if you are accessing accounts from a known IP address, that is not privacy. Or how you access information about a Swiss GmbH which shields your connection to a business. Always question the human action and ask yourself if your actions equal the privacy you are taking to protect the digital.

Frank M. Ahearn
Author of: The Art of Disappearing, According to Sun Tzu’s, Art of War: Book One: Laying Plans


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