They don't. Nobody's making you take this course or go to this college or even choose that degree. Go to a trade school, get an apprenticeship, and instead of paying tuition to learn useless crap, start doing work and getting paid to learn how to do it.
Privacy is also a public interest, and so when you prioritize "the public interest", you end up prioritizing privacy so that the public can't be abused by weaponized privacy loss. What kind of porn do you like? Let me tell your mother and boss.
As utopian communities are fictional and inapplicable to reality, you can write your fiction of them operating however you like. Your utopian society could also work by just killing anyone that gets sick, and having a culture and morals that think that's great because they breed immune offspring.