Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Does your partner need to know your passwords?
Should married people have to share their passwords for email, Facebook or phones or still get their privacy?
People called in and others wrote on the station's Facebook timeline. Some said yes because it's a matter of trust and you should have nothing to hide, etc. Others said no because you are still your own person and you don't have to share everything.
I don't know any of Gord's passwords and he doesn't know mine. It's not a trust thing ... I don't want or need to know his and I'm sure he feels the same.
We both have laptops that we have on all the time. We are always logged into our emails, Facebook, etc. so if for any reason we wanted to peek into each other's laptops, we could. I don't look at Gord's personal stuff and I'm assuming he doesn't look at mine. If he did, I would be mad because he was sneaky about it not because he saw anything (because there's nothing to see).
There have been times when Gord has been away from a computer and needed info from an email so has asked me to log in to his account (I've since forgotten his password). And I would do the same if I was in that situation.
Gord and I have separate bank accounts and charge cards. I don't know his passwords and he doesn't know mine either.
So what do you think ... does your partner need to know your passwords?