Who was the tech CEO who said in 1999, “You don’t have privacy anyway…”?
Choose your answer and the right choice will be revealed.
Speaking to attendees at a presentation of a new infrastructure technology in 1999, Sun Microsystems CEO and co-founder Scott McNeely surprised the industry by calling privacy a red herring.
“You have no privacy anyway. Get over it.”
McNeely’s words drew backlash from privacy advocates, including the EFF, and although more than 20 years have passed since then, the statement remains perhaps his most memorable.
Given the rapid loss of privacy today, one could argue that McNealy was right, although not everyone would agree that we should just live with it.