“With regards to Internet privacy, if you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve got nothing to fear.” https://www.onlineprivacyfoundation...itudes-to-privacy-among-eu-referendum-voters/ In a defcon talk by Chris Sumner of the Open Privacy Foundation, research around the above statement was presented. While some of this related to correlations with political opinions and manipulation of voters (e.g. by targeted FB ads), I wanted to examine an aspect which is about the relationship between personality and views on privacy (as well as avoiding politics as necessary here). Basically, those who agreed with the statement above were more likely to be Authoritarian, and also older. Younger and more liberal voters were more likely to disagree with the statement. From a personal perspective, I'm not fond of authority and distrust it; not surprisingly, I disagree with the statement. Although I believe I'm rational in doing so, there is the strong possibility that I do so because of other beliefs - and that obviously applies in the converse direction to those who do support authority. I suppose what I take away from these thoughts is: Insist on evidence rather than opinion when someone (especially politicians) make divisive claims; this is additionally difficult when you're told you cannot have the evidence (because national security blah), or where court proceedings and judgements are secret; and where you've been lied to by authority in the past. Do not expect to change people's minds with arguments that make sense to you regarding that statement (or other privacy things). But avoid treating people as idiots (I find it very hard to be other than scathing towards those who advance that opinion). Regardless of your politics, avoid polarisation and succumbing to that tactic from politicians.