If you have something to hide, don't put it online. Then you won't have a problem with privacy
I don't have anything to hide.
That doesn't mean I don't have a problem with the government having free and clear access .
I do all my personal or private business like banking or legal stuff in person.
And use a pre paid debt card for anything I buy online .
Should There be a difference between your legal right to privacy online and offline?
Yes, whether right or not, there is a difference. If you put something out there in the electronic ether, any one could grab it, or hack it. So that is something to think about before you send it or broadcast it over radio waves or the telephone or internet etc. Yes there are privacy laws and there should be. But you just can't make something private that is inherently not private.
There has always been a risk that a persons private snail mail will be stolen by some criminal minded person , not quite a year ago someone stole the cluster mailboxes that I get my mail in . They hooked a chain on to the whole thing and drove off dragging it behind them .
The history of hackers and stolen ID's etc on the web is just a sad sorry fact of life ever since the web was invented.
These are criminal acts.
We shouldn't have to worry about the government too.
the current lack of transparency about the nature of government surveillance in democratic countries undermines the freedom and the trust most citizens cherish,"