Preppers are sometimes perceived as being fairly secretive about
their activities. There is a very good reason for this attitude. Most preppers
have a much better understanding of their right to privacy and the consequences
involved when your privacy isn’t safeguarded. Preppers also understand that a
failure to safeguard their privacy can have a serious effect on the level of
In most cases, privacy issues are usually thought of in
terms of the disclosure of personal information. While the disclosure of
personal information is an important aspect of privacy, it also involves several
other problems. These problems can create numerous security issues if you fail
to take your privacy seriously.
There is a false perception that can arise from this
situation. People quite often use the old argument “If they haven’t done
anything wrong, what are they trying to hide.” This is a statement that doesn’t
cover the real privacy concerns about those seemingly innocent “little things”
that can affect your life and your security in a very negative way. The real
argument should be “It’s not what’s being hidden; it’s what’s being protected.”
If your privacy is being safeguarded properly, there will be fewer concerns
about your security.
Privacy is vitally important to your security for a number
of reasons. These problems can create serious security issues due to false
perceptions many people have about the value of privacy. It is usually not your
actual information that creates a problem but how your information may be used
or abused without regards to the possible consequences.
Privacy and Perception -
Safeguarding Your Security
1. Lack of Control - Quite
often you will have little or no control over the dissemination of your
information once it has been disclosed.
2. Lack of Concern - Quite
often your personal information may be disclosed with little regard to the
possible negative effects on your security by those disclosing your personal information.
3. Inability to Correct Errors
- You may also experience serious problems if incorrect information is
disseminated or done in an incorrect manner. Errors in your information can be
literally impossible to correct and many times important details may be
disregarded or ignored.
4. Lack of Accountability -
Quite often there will be no one that can be held accountable if your
information is lost, stolen or abused.
5. Lack of Discretion - Your
personal information can also be used with little or no discretion as to how
others perceive you and your activities. This can create a totally false
impression in the mind of others.
When safeguarding your security, your privacy does matter.