When considering what I am willing to give up in terms of privacy, I think it is important to weigh the pros and cons. I don’t think it is necessary to give up personal information in return for security and protection. Personally, I am not willing to surrender some aspects of my privacy for enhanced safety measures, and more efficient use of technologies. I think as people in the developed society we live in, should already come with a level of security and protection. I am willing to give up my privacy for access to some services like online banking, healthcare portals, or educational platforms like FAFSA. I think giving up some privacy in this sense is better because you will see the benefits of the information you sacrificed. Rather than giving up some information for a hope of returned protection or solidarity from someone or something. Another reason I would give up some privacy is for legal requirements. For example, when applying for government benefits or filing income taxes. I think I am very selective with what I would give up like an extreme to me is social security number. Something I am more comfortable giving up is my birthday or my first and last name. In exchange for giving up the privacy I would expect financial benefits or access to resources that I could not have before. While there are legitimate reasons to share personal information, I think we should be cautious and mindful of the risks associated with data privacy and security.

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