I don’t lose sleep over it. Fact is, it doesn’t matter how secure a company alleges its data is, there is always the chance someone could get to it. I understand that the NSA actually has companies keep openings in their security so they can have access to that data. Information, which is supposed to be considered private and protected under the 4th Amendment, is pretty much freely accessible to the NSA. The problem with this required opening, aside from the blatant illegal invasion of your privacy, is the fact that the security of your data that a company holds is just that much more vulnerable to a breach. Heck, some government worker could up and take your information and use it if they wanted. So yeah, I suppose the thermal exhaust port could be pretty hard to get to, but a whole lot of damage can be done when it is found.
Maybe the key to protecting private information isn’t so much security, but requiring less of that information to do business. You have to hand out your government-issued ID to buy beer, get onto a commercial flight, get a bank account and buy a gun. Which, the only reason those things need government-issued ID is because there are laws that require it. So many opportunities available for people to access this private information exist only because the government requires it. I mean, really, if you have a plane ticket in hand, why the heck do you need to show any ID?