Entries Tagged as ‘Privacy’

February 7, 2014

Feb. 11 is “Day of Action” for privacy reforms

A heads up via the ALA Washington Office’s District Dispatch blog: On Tuesday, February 11th, library supporters are asked to mount a major action to urge Congress to pass major reforms to our surveillance laws. As part of The Day We Fight Back, thousands of websites will host banners urging people to call Congress to stop […]

October 24, 2013

Stop Watching Us: Join the Rally Against Mass Surveillance

This Saturday, October 26th, on the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA PATRIOT Act, StopWatching.us, a coalition of over 100 advocacy organizations and individuals across the political spectrum (including the American Library Association) will host the largest rally against against NSA surveillance in Washington, DC. Beginning at 12PM, in front of Union Station, marchers will deliver […]

July 18, 2013

FTRF, ALA join efforts to protect privacy and increase transparency around surveillance

Cross-posted to the FTRF Blog and Choose Privacy Week The Freedom to Read Foundation and American Library Association have joined with dozens of technology firms and other civil liberty organizations in calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to increase transparency surrounding government surveillance efforts. In a letter released this morning, FTRF, ALA, and the other groups led by […]

July 1, 2013

Musts for Monday: Intellectual Freedom activities today at #ALA2013

First there was Five for Friday, then Six for Saturday, and Seven for Sunday! Today we’re pleased to bring you Monday’s must-see Intellectual Freedom-related events at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference. It’s the last day of Conference for many, so let’s make the most of it! 1. ALA Council II – 8:30-11:30 a.m., McCormick Place S100c […]

June 18, 2013

Programs, Meetings & Social Events at #ALA2013

The 2013 ALA Annual Conference is 9 days away! For a list of programs, meetings, and events sponsored by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, IFC, FTRF, IFRT, the Merritt Fund & the Committee on Professional Ethics, check out our main Conference programs page.  You can also do a search for “intellectual freedom” on the handy […]

April 30, 2013

Observing Choose Privacy Week 2013

Reposted from chooseprivacyweek.com Tomorrow, May 1, begins our annual observance of Choose Privacy Week. It’s an event that invites everyone to visit their local library and learn more about the importance of protecting your privacy rights in an age of pervasive surveillance. During Choose Privacy Week, libraries will offer individuals the opportunity to learn, think […]

April 17, 2013

Countdown to Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7

In this era of “Big Data,” we know that our location, our phone calls, our purchases, our Facebook posts and our web site visits are being monitored, recorded, collected, and stored.  But too often we can’t tell who’s collecting our data, or how they’re making use of our personal information. During Choose Privacy Week, May […]

April 2, 2013

Planning for Choose Privacy Week? Free April 9 Webinar Offers Ideas for Programming and Outreach

Are you preparing for Choose Privacy Week? Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and librarians across the country next week for a free webinar to discuss how your library can observe Choose Privacy Week,   ALA’s annual education and awareness campaign that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital […]

March 27, 2013

IFAction Round-Up, March 11-17, 2013

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from March 18–24, 2013.   Privacy, […]

March 20, 2013

IFAction Round-Up, March 11-17, 2013

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from March 11 –March 17, 2013. […]

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