Choose Privacy Week 2015: CPW Activities Around the United States


Crossposted from Choose Privacy Week

Libraries and schools around the country are observing Choose Privacy Week 2015 with a variety of activities.   Here’s a sampling of what libraries are doing:
Multnomah County Library Privacy Option flyersm


The Multnomah Public Library will observe Choose Privacy Week on Saturday, May 2 with “Is Privacy an Option?” a talk led by Mark Alfino, professor of philosophy at  Gonzaga University.  Alfino will discuss issues around privacy, transparency and why individual privacy choices matter.  Multnomah will also be offering patrons an opportunity to attend  classes to learn about “Privacy and Safety Online” on May 9.




On May 4, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee’s Center for Information Policy Research will welcome Washington University law school Professor Neil Richards for a talk about his new book, Intellectual Privacy: Rethinking Civil Liberties in a Digital Age in celebration of Choose Privacy Week.


The Douglas County Public Library in Georgia will offer teens a class on protecting their online privacy on May 7, while the Upper Arlington Public Library will be offering three different classes on privacy, including a May 2 class on “Simple to Advanced Privacy DIY,” a May 6  class,”Security First,” on password privacy, and a May 7 class, “Privacy on Your Mobile Device“.

The Greene County Branch of the Jefferson-Madison Public Library  published an article in their local paper promoting Choose Privacy Week that included a bibliography of  several books about privacy and government surveillance.   The University of Tennessee at Knoxville library marked Choose Privacy Week with a blog post while the Jefferson College library created a Choose Privacy Week libguide.  Portland Community College also created an  online resource for Choose Privacy Week for their users.

Does your library have plans for Choose Privacy Week 2015?   Let us know at!

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