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As another pointed out, nothing to hide depends on context and context can be other than legal context.

Your browser history or credit card statements for porn sites may not be illegal, but might hamper your political career or personal life.

You may be the CEO of a non-profit aiming to combat fossil fuels in which case your youth spent tractor pulling or drag racing may prove "annoying" once a adversary succeeds in spinning the history right.

There are lots of examples where nothing to hide has absolutely nothing to do with the law. And the big deal here is that YOU decide for yourself what your conscience can commit to - not public debate.

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