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The Ten Commandments of privacy – for hypocrites

By Simon Davies

1.  Never say you’ve nothing to hide – unless you have nothing to lose.

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Don’t pry unless you’re willing to be pried upon.

Don’t pry unless you’re willing to be pried upon.

3.  Don’t spread your personal information around the Internet and then complain when organisations abuse it.

4.  Don’t tell your children privacy doesn’t matter and then punish them for listening at the door when you have sex.

5.. Don’t condemn other people’s privacy concerns and then expect support for your own privacy.

6.  Never support surveillance policies at home that you would oppose when used against you abroad.

Don’t spy on your kids and then proclaim that you believe in trust.

7.  Don’t trust governments with your data and then complain when they misuse it.

8.  Don’t give your personal information away in the hope of winning a prize unless you accept that your information is the prize.

9.  Don’t spy on your kids and then proclaim that you believe in trust.

10.  Don’t spread gossip unless you’re content to hear your name dragged through the mud.

November 21, 2012