This is not a stupid question, in fact it is perfectly reasonable to ask this (after all, we've developed a game encouraging people think critically about privacy and security).
The answer however, is no. Project Perfect Citizen does not have that type of access to your files or the capabilities to do that type of networking. We don't want to say too much for fear of giving away part of the story but there is a small feature toward the end of the game that uses an internet connection (its not a requirement to play the game, but if an internet connection is available it does something really cool and integrates it into the narrative). It's likely that Nortan is just being overly cautious (and there is nothing wrong with that), but this isn't something to be concerned about.
We hope you get to play Project Perfect Citizen! Let us know if you have any more questions.