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Privacy espousers may well find solid public relations value to being good stewards of the most important commodity of the technology age: information.
This latter group is often blamed for the subsequent loss of ancient knowledge; the espousers of this falsity conveniently ignore that the torches and thugs of the new theocrats did far more damage to the era of reason than any iron Visigothic sword.
The espousers and advocates would be aghast at being linked to the pre-war racial biology theorists but they--or those who misinterpret or even manipulate their findings--are, in essence, very much in the continuum of that ideology, discourse and politics (Barkan 1992; Hoberman 1992; Kohn 1995; Wiggins 1989, 1997).