Don’t Be Evil: Why Privacy Matters

Colin Ladd

Graphic Design
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Is privacy a human right? Most of us would say yes. Everyone deserves to have blinds they can close when they want isolation from the public. So, why doesn’t this right apply to the web? The Internet is perceived as a system that forgets. Information seems to disappear after you log out. However, the opposite is true. Every video you watch, every email you send, and every site you visit is recorded and stored somewhere. If you searched for something, there’s an archive that contains that information. Although this issue is recognized by many, some people view it as unimportant. Others who see its significance don’t know how to keep their data from being collected. The graphics in this project visualize and explain why certain companies track data, what that means, and how you can protect your right to privacy on the web.

As the Department of Art and Art History’s 2022 BFA class’ time at UConn draws to a close, we look back fondly on the time we spent together and the memories we made along the way. Although we now look forward to our creative futures, we wish to say thank you and farewell to our devoted professors and advisors who’ve worked alongside us throughout these transformative years.