By Ian Bell
LET’S assume that everyone who wants to pry into your life has your best interests at heart.
Let’s also assume, for surely it’s true, that because you’ve done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear should you share the facts of your existence. In the strictest confidence, of course.
Let’s say, to give the matter moral weight, that the system tracking you is doing untold good, that it’s aiding the prevention of crime, the welfare of children, and the distribution of public goods to those who need them most. This wonder of the age keeps society functioning more cheaply and more efficiently than anything ever seen.
Do you have a problem with any of that?