“If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” – Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, to CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, December 7, 2009.
At Google, we are keenly aware of the trust you place in us and our responsibility to protect your privacy IF you have nothing to hide. Otherwise, too bad, use Bing.
I guess Schmidt won’t mind:
1. Cameras stationed outside his house.
2. Providing his credit card statements to the public.
3. Responding to ValleyWag and others who reported on his many girlfriends, despite being married.
4. Publishing his health records.
5. Publishing his tax returns.
If Google’s Schmidt does not immediately publish those records, it is obvious he has something to hide.
It is the height of stupidity to say that everyone’s private life should be open to the public view. Just because you don’t share your credit card statements doesn’t mean you are doing something wrong.