Why Do Honest People Need Privacy or Anonymity?

The most famous line against privacy advocates must be this one: “If you aren’t doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?” The quote tries to convey an impression that those who advocate privacy protection have more or less something malicious to hide. One should be really cautious not to be confused by this tricky rhetorical question. This article argues why privacy matters even if you have done nothing wrong.

We all have something to hide even if we doesn’t do anything wrong.

Everyone has secrets even though they don’t have wrong deeds. The photo you took with your first love contains nothing inappropriate, but you would rather keep it to yourself. There is nothing embarrassing in your conversation with BFF, but you might not want a third person hearing that either. It is hard to give rational reasons why we feel that way—just like that it would just be, somehow, invasive, and none of their business.

Privacy is not about hiding something wrong, instead, it is a common psychological need for human being.

Privacy is not about hiding wrong doings. In some degrees, possession of privacy offers a sense of security. For example, we confide in our best friend because we know that they are worth trusting and the shared secrets will be kept. You see, even when we share secrets with others, we want to reserve some extent of privacy. We don’t want to see those little secrets go viral next morning. What about someone listening in on a phone call? We will discreetly shift the conversation even with the slightest suspicion of being eavesdropped. From above two cases, an obvious conclusion could be reached that there exists a common psychological need for privacy. We are not deliberately hiding anything when we seek out private places for reflection or conversation. We keep private journals, sing in the privacy of the shower, and write letters to secret lovers and then burn them. From time to time, we feel the need for a shelter from prying eyes and public spotlight.

We use private chatting apps, but it doesn’t mean we live in the dark.

People tend to attach negative meanings with anonymity or privacy. The reason is that they accept the premise that privacy is about hiding a wrong, which we have argued to be wrong in the previous text. Nowadays, a secure private chatting app is the new must-have, especially in the fast-changing internet era when things become extra uncertain and changeable. We use private chatting apps, but it doesn’t mean we live in the dark. Instead, it just shows we care more about our private life.

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