CPW 2012: Amie Stepanovich on Biometrics and Government Surveillance

This is the third in a series of three video presentations in advance of Choose Privacy Week that explore the growing impact of government surveillance on our civil liberties. In this video, Amie Stepanovich, counsel with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), provides an overview of the government’s growing use of biometrics as a tool for government surveillance.   Amie Stepanovich is legal counsel at the Electronic Privacy...

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CPW 2012: Michael German on Data Mining, Government Surveillance, and Civil Liberties

This is the first in a series of three video presentations that explore the growing impact of government surveillance on our civil liberties. In this video, Michael German, policy counsel for the ACLU, discusses the government’s growing use of data mining for surveillance purposes. Michael German is senior policy counsel for national security and privacy for the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. He previously served as a special agent with...

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Choose Privacy Week 2012 Resources and Events

Choose Privacy Week begins next week (May 1 – 7, 2012), and the ALA is offering numerous resources to help libraries observe Choose Privacy Week. From April 25 through April 27, the ALA will post three online presentations to www. privacyrevolution.org that explore the growing impact of surveillance on our civil liberties. These presentations can be used to guide library program planning or can be shared with the community during Choose...

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CPW 2012: George Christian on Taking a Stand for Privacy

This is the second in a series of three video presentations that explore the growing impact of government surveillance on our civil liberties. In this video,George Christian, executive director of the Library Connection, Inc., discusses challenging government surveillance in the library, with advice on how all librarians can take a stand for privacy.   George Christian is the executive director of the Library Connection, Inc., a non-profit...

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Barbara Jones discusses Choose Privacy Week 2012

Barbara Jones, executive director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), highlights the importance of privacy rights in today’s digital age with a new video podcast in honor of Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2012 In the podcast, Jones discusses how new technologies have made it possible for organizations and government agencies to monitor our everyday activities through surveillance, and the choices we can make to protect...

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