The Private Investigator Personality Pendulum.

Human personalities range from one extreme to the other and private investigators are no exception – especially on the issue of privacy.

So how privacy conscious should you be on a scale from “I-don’t-care-who-knows-stuff-about-me-I’m-not-doing-anything-wrong” to “Tinfoil Hat”?

If you’re in the private investigation industry you understand how everything (EVERYTHING!) about you is being recorded, tracked and archived.

But for people who are outside our world, they are (IMHO) blind to all the tracking that’s going on.

My suggestion to you is find the reasonable balance that protects your family and your life.

Maybe you’re okay with a “free” flashlight app on your phone that tacks you everywhere. Personally, I would rather pay for a flashlight and be left alone.

PRO TIP: There is no such thing as a free lunch.

INSIDER’S TIP: If it’s free, it’s not the product… you are!

The information you casually trade for a free game on your phone is sold to the highest bidder. How much do you get paid for this valuable information? Nothing. You gave it away so you could crush candy while waiting at traffic lights.

SPIRITUAL TIP: Take some quiet time (away from screens!) and see if you hear the voice of God.

Committed to your safety, sanity and privacy,
Larry Kaye, P.I.

P.S. – The magic word this week is “reasonable”. Take reasonable precautions with your privacy based on an accurate assessment of the risk of your lifestyle.

P.P.S. – Also consider “future technology”. What you think is private today, will be harvested, cataloged and sold in the future! (IE. Do you think the anonymous “voice only” video rant you posted online through a proxy is anonymous? Not in a year or two when voice recognition becomes as common as facial recognition has already become online!)

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