Barbara Jones discusses Choose Privacy Week 2012

Choose Privacy Week, Office for Intellectual Freedom, Privacy

Barbara Jones, executive director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), highlights the importance of privacy rights in today’s digital age with a new video podcast in honor of Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2012.

In the podcast, Jones discusses how new technologies have made it possible for organizations and government agencies to monitor our everyday activities through surveillance, and the choices we can make to protect our privacy.

Now in its third year, Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7) is a national public awareness campaign that aims to educate the public on how to protect their privacy and understand their rights. Through special programs, workshops and events, Choose Privacy week aims to deepen public awareness about the serious issue of government surveillance, and offers individuals the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.

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