Even if you aren’t hiding a former Papal Nuncio, there are many simple steps to reducing your digital footprint.
Persecution was an unfortunate way of life for early Christians. Records of an early persecution in the city of Cirta highlight the importance private information held to the persecuting authorities. Scripture and other sacred writings were placed under the care of readers and deacons and were not present at the bishop’s house. Through further investigation the persecutor learned the identity of two of the deacons who were questioned about the whereabouts of the caretakers of the sacred texts. Their response was simply “We are not traitors, order us to be killed if you must”. While hopefully no one reading this will ever be in such a situation, one must consider if they take the same level of care safeguarding information.
He that is faithful, concealeth the thing committed to him by his friend. Proverbs 11:13