Celebrate Data Privacy Day 2012

Choose Privacy Week, Privacy

Cross-posted at privacyrevolution.org.

Is your library celebrating Data Privacy Day?

Data Privacy Day is an annual international celebration designed to promote awareness about the many ways personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared, and to promote education about privacy practices that will enable individuals to protect their personal information.

ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom will be celebrating Data Privacy Day from January 26 through February 3, 2012 with a series of blog posts highlighting webinars, special events, and resources that libraries and librarians can use to promote an understanding of best privacy practices and privacy rights and celebrate Data Privacy Day.

Visit Data Privacy Day’s website for tipsheets, web resources, and a list of local events and online webinars, including their online guide for libraries, “What Libraries Can Do.”

The celebration begins Thursday, January 26, when Data Privacy Day sponsors a special online event, “The Intersection of Privacy and Security,” featuring the Honorable Julie Brill, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.  The event will be livestreamed on Facebook and is open to all at https://www.facebook.com/events/347608958585471/.

And as a reminder, the third annual OIF-sponsored Choose Privacy Week will take place May 1-7, 2012.  Choose Privacy Week posters, bookmarks, buttons, and other resources are available for sale now at the ALA Store.  To stay abreast of Choose Privacy Week announcements, follow @privacyala on Twitter or become a Facebook fan.  The theme for this year is “Freedom from Surveillance.”

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