25 May is when the GDPR—the General Data Protection Regulation—went into effect. Finally, our need for privacy online has legal backing strong enough to shake the foundations of surveillance capitalism, and maybe even drop it to the ground—with our help.
This calls for a celebration. In fact, many of them. Every year.
So let’s call 25 May Privmas Day. Hashtag: #Privmas.
And, to celebrate our inaugural Privmas let’s make a movement out of blocking third party cookies, since most of the spying on us starts there. Let’s call it #NoMore3rds.
Turning off third party cookies is easy. Here’s our guide, for six different browsers.
There is much more we can do. But let’s start with #NoMore3rds, and give us all something to celebrate.