"Harm" or "hurt" are deceptive words. They're used to give the impression that causing physical pain or damage to someone is a violation of their rights while intruding their privacy, lying to them or taking their freedom of movement is somehow not a violation or is a lesser violation, because it doesn't "hurt" them.

This, of course, is absurd to a good person, because good people value their freedom, power (of which information is effectively a form), and such more than their protection from physical pain.

I think we should try to use words like "infringe" or "violate" more often in place of harm/hurt. They don't carry this propagandic connotation.