About a month ago I was checking my Google docs. Don’t get me wrong, I like Google docs, I keep a bunch of junk docs up there on their servers.
To my surprise, in my recently opened docs list was a file I had completely forgotten about. It had been years since I looked at it. There are lots of reasons that it could have shown up in that list, a lot of them legitimate. But it reminded me that it is easy for the people who manage the servers that house my data to see whatever they want to see.
A long time ago, I learned what fiduciary meant. I have watched technical people be less than honorable with data. But they don’t understand the fiduciary nature of what they do.