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Choose Privacy Week

Posted by Megan on May 3, 2010

The American Library Association has designated May 2-8, 2010 Choose Privacy Week. The event is aimed at advocating for the right to privacy and raising awareness of the dangers of voluntary and involuntary sharing of personal information.

From the website:

Choose Privacy Week is a new initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need to educate and engage users, and gives citizens the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.

For more information and videos, visit Privacy Revolution.

In the video below, “social critic Hal Niedzviecki, author of The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors, discusses peep culture, our increased appetite for surveillance, and the implications these attributes have on society.”

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Video courtesy of the American Libraries Association. Creative Commons license Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0.

This excellent video from Common Craft offers tips for managing the information that you share online (links to an external site).

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