Why Choose Privacy Week as a Focus on Libraries? Well...
PrivacyRevolution.org is "a movement of librarians dedicated to intellectual freedom. Led by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and with the support and involvement of our allies, we are urging Americans to assert their privacy rights."
Libraries and librarians give us an endless spring of information --definitely providing an avenue to assert our rights of free thought and free speech.
"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us." Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, click for more on Justice Douglas.
The question is how can we assert our right to privacy, free speech, and free thought? “Facebook is a conditioning system to teach you to undervalue your privacy” children/young adult author Corey Doctorow explained in the 2010 Choose Privacy Week video. Is it possible to participate and protect our privacy? It is a constant struggle to understand our rights and new technologies.
(The Mom at this point feels like yelling "help.") Then...
...enter beloved library and Choose Privacy Week. Librarians and their endless resources are at the ready to help us overwhelmed internet users stay informed and up to date on protecting our privacy in the current culture of constant change (whew!)
How to take the privacy revolution to the people?
- Get started with PrivacyRevolutions.org: Friends and Allies
- How about the kids? School Library Lessons
- Join the revolution www.privacyrevolution.org
- Stay informed while being social: twitter.com/privacyala and facebook.com/chooseprivacyweek
- Have any tips to share on how to stay up to date on privacy? Share them in the comments below or send us an email.
Happy Choose Privacy Week!