We live in an age when knowledge is power. New technologies give us unprecedented access to information. They also facilitate surveillance, with the power to collect and mine personal information.
People enjoy the convenience of having information at their fingertips. But most people don’t realize the trade off. For example, citizens turn a blind eye to the fact that government agencies can track their phone calls, airline travel, online purchases, and more. People seem resigned to the loss of their privacy rights because they see no solution.
Choose Privacy Week is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The freedom to read and receive ideas anonymously is at the heart of individual liberty in a democracy.
Help us spread the word about the importance of choosing privacy. Here’s how can you get involved:
- Encourage your friends to join the fight for privacy.
- Add a badge or banner to your social media accounts, blog, or website.
- Check out the video gallery to get more informed about privacy issues.
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