Data Privacy Day 2017

Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual effort sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to educate individuals about protecting their personal information and managing their privacy.  It also strives to helping organizations understand why good data privacy practices are an important part of protecting their clients, customers, and users. The NCSA provides numerous resources to help educate both individuals, organizations, and...

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Congress Prepares to Vote on CISA, the Flawed Cybersecurity Bill

By Adam Eisgrau Director, ALA Office of Government Relations Cross-posted from District Dispatch It’s baaaaa-aaaack! S. 754, the often and aptly tagged “zombie” Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) reemerged this month in the Senate in new and, to be fair, somewhat improved guise. Massive opposition by a broad coalition of companies and civil society groups, including ALA, kept an even worse version from a vote this summer....

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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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