Why Should Websites Be Careful with Tracking Personal Data?
When the web first emerged as a mainstream channel for businesses in the 90s, one of its fundamental traits was anonymity. People simply used a different username to keep themselves on the down-low. All 90s kids remember their first username, right?
Since then, the web has undergone a massive transformation. Businesses now have too much to gain from collecting a visitor’s data.
When someone opens a website in 2021, the website likely collects a whole bunch of information including the device of the visitor, IP address (and by extension, their location), browser footprints, and a range of other things.
This is the first part of the article “Why Should Websites Be Careful with Tracking Personal Data?“
written by Webnus Studio.