Privacy News and Views, April 22-28

Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2017 Let’s Get Practical for Choose Privacy Week Join the librarians who are getting practical for #ChoosePrivacy Week to improve #privacy protections for their users. Libraries and Privacy Literacy How to protect patrons’ digital privacy | American Libraries 4 critical points to consider when receiving cybersecurity and privacy advice | TechRepublic “One of the findings of particular interest is...

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Let’s Get Practical for Choose Privacy Week

By Michael Robinson Chair, ALA-IFC Privacy Subcommittee Associate Professor at the Consortium Library, University of Alaska – Anchorage The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom demonstrated its foresight when it started the Choose Privacy Week program in 2010, launching an ongoing program to  raise awareness among libraries and library users about the dangers of government surveillance and demonstrating why...

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Privacy News & Views – April 8-14

Video: Wiretaps, data dumps and zero days: is digital privacy no longer possible? | The Guardian Student Privacy Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation ICYMI: School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy  | National Association of State Boards of Education Privacy Law and Regulation The U.S. Congress Is Not the Leader in Privacy or Data Security Law | Teach Privacy 4 ways...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016: Resources for Teaching Privacy

by Dorothea Salo If knowing about privacy-protecting practices is half the battle, teaching them to others is the other half. Many librarians in many contexts find themselves needing to teach patrons, students, or even each other about protecting privacy online. Fortunately, no one has to start from zero: many excellent teaching resources already exist. Those listed below, arranged by audience, are just the tip of the iceberg. K-12 How to Teach...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – Engaging Students In Discussions About Privacy

by Carolyn Caywood At the American Library Association’s 2006 annual conference, ALA Council passed a resolution to work “toward a national conversation about privacy as an American value.” At that time, there was no discussion guide to structure a conversation on privacy available from the national organizations that develop frameworks for dialogue. ALA’s Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) and the Fostering Civic...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – Online Youth Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Building Your Awareness

by Rigele Abilock and Debbie Abilock The girl swallows the pill.   Millions of tiny magnetic nanoparticles disperse into her bloodstream.  They are her trusty scouts, tracking her body for early signs of cancer, heart disease, and other conditions.  Her wearable wristband magnetically recalls the nanoparticles to her wrist veins for instant skin read-outs.  She is constantly monitored by physicians and healthcare companies.  In return,...

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