By all standards, I am a campaigner for more privacy. I am even against the intrusions of conventional media into the private lives of politicians. And I consider the inclusion of birthdates on national ID cards an unwarranted invasion into people’s privacy.
So, here we are. I am not collecting any data on people who read my articles. If you do send me mail, feel free to use any assumed name. Even Donald Duck or Donald Trump. It’s up to you.
On the other hand, my articles are here on the Internet. People use browsers to read them. Browsers collect all kinds of information. Routers between a server and the cell phone or computer of a reader also record and save everything. At the end of the day, all that data ends up with the NSA, and from there it may be leaked to Vladimir Putin.
Now ask the NSA and Putin for theirs.