I fully agree with Matt Wilke’s letter in the July 6 Yukon News where he objects to the police asking personal questions that are irrelevant and none of their business.
I had a similar experience with RCMP some years ago. When I had to report a crime the officer used my date of birth so he could run a check on me to see if I was on their computer for any reason. I swore I’d never let that happen again.
With Wilke’s letter fresh in mind, I’ve just had a similar experience, but not with the police. I was talking on the telephone to a large private corporation about one of their services and when I was asked for some personal information that was none of their business I told them so and refused to answer. I hung up.
I won’t name the corporation or what type of service because every knock is a boost. I don’t need their services and I won’t contact them again.
People ought to always be very careful about what sort of information they provide or else we’ll end up with no privacy whatsoever.