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What is the best state for privacy?

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I want to live in a state that respects my privacy fully. Are there qualities of privacy laws that differ among states?

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Take a look at the privacy climate of New Hampshire under the "Live Free or Die" banner.

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I think the manner in which you live is more important than the state in which you live when it comes to privacy.

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Christine C McCall

Christine C McCall


Such a good point! So many people unthinkingly use their employer's email and equipment for personal communications and then want to sue for "invasion or privacy"! They post their children's photos on FB and then want to sue others for sending them out to 3rd parties. The dual-mind set goes on and on. The way to keep your life private is to keep your actions and statements private. This sometimes means abstaining from the latest technological capability, latest electronic device, avoiding the web-site or social media of the moment. No one gets to have it all ways.

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