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  • My privacy is a priority. No one should know anything without MY consent

    14 46.67%
  • My privacy is very important

    10 33.33%
  • My privacy is somewhat important, I am lax regarding my privacy information

    1 3.33%
  • Neutral

    1 3.33%
  • My privacy is not very important. I only care to keep a few things private like my address/finances

    3 10.00%
  • My privacy is not important to me.

    0 0%
  • I am an open book. I don't really care

    1 3.33%
  • Other

    0 0%
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    How important in your privacy to you?

    I was wondering how important people would rate their privacy. Please vote To clarify. I am talking about privacy in regards to personal information like your phone number, address, financial things, medications you are on, etc. Not necessarily having a 12 ft fence so no one can see what you are doing, I am talking about personal information of all kinds (and obviously some things are more important to keep private than others). To clarify the top poll option. By no one I mean NO ONE (Including spouse, family, closest friends). How important is your personal information to you? Which pieces of your personal information are more important? Please explain your poll choices. BTW, can a mod please change the polling options so that they are public? I don't want spammers voting in the poll.
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    Re: How important in your privacy to you?

    Privacy can mean 1000 different things, so I'm not sure.

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    Re: How important in your privacy to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Privacy can mean 1000 different things, so I'm not sure.
    By privacy I mean more like personal information. Like medications one is on. An address, financial info (bank acounts/credit cards), phone numbers, etc. Basically, personal information.
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    Re: How important in your privacy to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    By privacy I mean more like personal information. Like medications one is on. An address, financial info (bank acounts/credit cards), phone numbers, etc. Basically, personal information.
    Having been a victim of identity theft, I have to say that my private information needs to STAY private. Nobody should have certain information without my knowledge and/or consent.
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    Re: How important in your privacy to you?

    I'm fairly neutral about it. I take basic protective measures to keep people from getting hold of private information, but I don't go out of my way to make sure every little detail is kept under lock and key. It's just not worth the effort.
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    Re: How important in your privacy to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I was wondering how important people would rate their privacy. Please vote To clarify. I am talking about privacy in regards to personal information like your phone number, address, financial things, medications you are on, etc. Not necessarily having a 12 ft fence so no one can see what you are doing, I am talking about personal information of all kinds (and obviously some things are more important to keep private than others). To clarify the top poll option. By no one I mean NO ONE (Including spouse, family, closest friends). How important is your personal information to you? Which pieces of your personal information are more important? Please explain your poll choices. BTW, can a mod please change the polling options so that they are public? I don't want spammers voting in the poll.
    I voted "Very Important." Don't give a twit about my phone number, though, since it can be helpful for people I'm not regularly in contact with to get in touch...though, now that I think about it, I only have a cell, so it's irrelevant. Same with address. Medications, I don't much care either, frankly. Now, my financial information? Nobody's business but mine and those I care to share it with. If I were married, I'd share it with my spouse provided our finances were mingled. Otherwise, nope. Unfortunately, it's probably irrelevant because if someone wants every nitty-gritty about a person, they're going to find it. But I won't be making it easy. I shred. Everything with my name on it.
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    Re: How important in your privacy to you?

    My privacy is very important I even change my IP address at least once a week.
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    Re: How important in your privacy to you?

    Very very important to me.
    I rarely share my number let alone any other detail


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    Re: How important in your privacy to you?

    It's very important to me. I'm a fairly private person in general and I need to establish trust with most people before I share intimate details about myself. As for my address, phone number, etc... that is all a matter of public record, so if someone finds it out then oh well. I've never been contacted by someone who is creepy or stalking me. The main thing that bothers me in the privacy department is the lack of good faith that companies show by selling my personal information to third parties for their own profit. This should be illegal.

    I also hate implied consent to privacy violations by signing up to sites that have ridiculously long and perplexing privacy policies, like Facebook. Such things should be stated in simple language.

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    Re: How important in your privacy to you?

    My financial information sure and definately my address. The rest of the crap, like what books I check out at the library, what medications I take (none), etc. Who gives a **** if someone knows that? What exactly can someone DO with that knowledge really? What I purchase with an expectation of privacy is one thing ('adult novelties.. if I purchased them that is..) What I buy in public, I have no expectation of privacy for that so why bother.... Vehicle I drive? Everyone can see it, duh. Etc.

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