Happy “Choose Privacy Week”!!! Libraries around the world celebrate May 1-7 as Choose Privacy Week which is a time for libraries to educate and advocate for the importance of privacy in our democracy.
The Choose Privacy Week website has a resources page outlining tips and tools you can use to ensure your online privacy such as:
- The Eight-Day Data Detox Kit
- Security Planner by the Citizen Lab
- TOR Browser (safe browser)
- Duck Duck Go (private search engine)
Here’s the description from the Choose Privacy Week Website!:
The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom established Choose Privacy Week in 2010 to help libraries work with their communities in navigating the complicated but vital issues of privacy rights. Privacy has long been a cornerstone of library services in America and a right that librarians defend every day. “
Here’s a video from a few years ago on the importance of privacy.
Vanishing Liberties: The Rise of State Surveillance in the Digital Age
Vanishing Liberties: The Rise of State Surveillance in the Digital Age from 20K Films on Vimeo.