Imagine you’re at the local grocery store drinking from a pre-purchased can of soda while you’re shopping. Now, let’s say you mistakenly toss the soda can into the trash before you had the chance to pay for it. Does this constitute ignorance or theft?
Enter the digital world, where we open a proverbial can of worms for every piece of data you intentionally (or unintentionally) consume, share, or create. Though it’s easy to argue that enjoying soda that’s yet to be purchased is illegal, there’s a more broad definition to what users should or shouldn’t do with sensitive content.