Why privacy is important

Why privacy is important, and having “nothing to hide” is irrelevant:

Loss of privacy leads to loss of freedom.

Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.
-– Edward Snowden

Ask yourself: at every point in history, who suffers the most from unjustified surveillance? It is not the privileged, but the vulnerable. Surveillance is not about safety, it’s about power. It’s about control.
-– Edward Snowden

Also: https://crlf.link/mem/privacy/

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