That may tell you more about the respondents than they wish. I wonder how many of them have something on their harddrive that they don’t want anyone to see.
If you don’t want someone to find it, don’t leave a trail, paper or otherwise.
For a lot of people, the computer is their filing cabinet. Resumes, e-mails, social security numbers, bank statements, Quicken data, Adobe Acrobat scans of financial data and tax returns - all are now preserved on computers. The point is that you want to be making regular backups. If someone has to be engaged to save your data, you’d better be looking over his shoulder to make sure he doesn’t either look over your data or make any extra copies for himself. A car mechanic can only overcharge you by thousands of dollars. A computer technician doubling as a data thief can charge tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to your identity and ruin your chances of getting future financing.
That’s if you convince the authorities that someone stole your identity. If you don’t manage to clear your name, your future pay or benefit checks could be docked for whatever was charged to you for the next several decades.