This Week is Choose Privacy Week May 1-7, City Tech Privacy Workshop

This week is Choose Privacy Week, a project by the American Libraries Association (ALA) that recognizes the importance of privacy. ALA has outlined how libraries defend users’ right to privacy:

We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.
Article III,  American Library Association Code of Ethics
Privacy is essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association.
Privacy: an Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights
Lack of privacy and confidentiality chills users’ choices, thereby suppressing access to ideas. The possibility of surveillance, whether direct or through access to records of speech, research and exploration, undermines a democratic society.
Privacy and Confidentiality

Take Action! Attend our Workshop.
The City Tech library will hold a hands-on digital privacy workshop on Tuesday, May 2nd, in the Multimedia Resource Center Projection Room, A432, from 2pm-4pm. Prof. Nora Almeida, Prof. Monica Berger, and Prof. Junior Tidal will inform students how to protect their online privacy.
Recommended reading:
Data and Goliath : the hidden battles to collect your data and control your world
Call Number: HM846 .S362 2015
Hacking the future : privacy, identity, and anonymity on the Web
Call Number: HM851 .S776 2012
I know who you are and I saw what you did : social networks and the death of privacy
Call Number: HM851 .A66 2012
Privacy in the age of big data : recognizing threats, defending your rights, and protecting your family
Call Number: KF1262 .P39 2014 
Privacy online : perspectives on privacy and self-disclosure in the social web
Call Number: HM742 .P75 2011
The future of reputation : gossip, rumor, and privacy on the Internet
Call Number: K 3264 .C65 S65 2007

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