That's wrong, wrong, wrong.

2. When you have a security clearance, some aspects of your personal life are the government's business.  Security is a shared responsibility. Your security office depends upon you to tell it what it needs to know.

Security has a need to know any information that might have a bearing on your continued eligibility for access to classified information. All U.S. Government employees and contractors with access to classified information are required to report:

When you report this information, you become part of the security solution. When you fail to report it, you may become part of the problem.

Related Topics: Self-Reporting on Your Personal Activities, Reporting Foreign Contacts, Reporting Outside Activities, Pre-Publication Review.