No one willingly wants to give up their privacy, but it happens when you accept cookies from a website or when you provide information to create an account on a social media platform. It is crucial to acknowledge that the commitment to sacrifice one’s personal information is not straightforward and requires consideration. In today’s digital age, the trade-off between privacy and convenience has become increasingly apparent. As individuals, we often find ourselves navigating a complex landscape where access to online shopping, food delivery services like DoorDash, and personalized recommendations for healthy options come at the cost of relinquishing some of our privacy. I am willing to give up some of my privacy in exchange for access to shop online, to order food on door dash, and for personal recommendations on healthy options on the internet. Maintaining control over personal information, such as your name, contact details, and sensitive identifiers like account numbers, is essential for protecting against identity fraud and privacy. The most amount of privacy I am willing to surrender is my name, number, and email address.  I am opposed to sharing my account numbers or social security. Important things of that sort in which a person could commit identity fraud against me. Some information is necessary for certain online transactions, but you have to prioritize protecting certain information and setting boundaries to stay safe. I expect to be able to browse videos on Instagram, be able to purchase an iPhone, or purchase tickets to the movies. I expect more relevant content suggestions or targeted promotions that I am interested in when sharing my browsing history with sites. The decision to sacrifice some degree of privacy for the sake of online shopping, food delivery services, and personalized recommendations is a complex one. I expect to be able to provide information to search or purchase things without consequences of theft, fraud, or spread of personal information on the internet.

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