The History of Internet Privacy
It’s been a year since the European Parliament turned the GDPR proposal into active legislation.
The General Data Protection Regulation was created to protect the privacy rights of European Union members. Thanks to the GDPR, EU internet users now have the power to control where and how their personal information is used online.
Related: DreamHost is GDPR Compliant
The battle to respect individual freedoms and privacy isn’t new. Humans have been fighting for our right to privacy since the first loincloth accidentally ripped off in a heated saber-tooth tiger hunt over 300,000 years ago. The Gronk Decision of 320,532 BC was a landmark ruling guaranteeing a right to secondary, backup loincloths to both hunters and gatherers alike.
We’ve compiled a brief look back on some milestones in the history of privacy starting in the 1800s and ending at the internet of today. Check it out!