Post-privacy is for everyone

Two quotes and a thought:

»If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.« — Eric Schmidt

 

»A public or private organization’s best defense against whistle-blowers is to refrain from doing things it doesn’t want to read about on the front page of the newspaper.« — Bruce Schneier

Is their message the same, or does it make a difference whether we talk about individuals or organizations? One limitation they surely have in common: just that one doesn’t want others to know certain things does not imply these things are wrong, even if one rightfully fears the others’ reaction. Both quotes oversimplify the problem by ignoring the right/wrong dimension, thus omitting case discriminations that may be important to the discussion.