This week is the inaugural Choose Privacy Week – a celebration of our right to privacy and an opportunity to engage libraries, librarians, and the general public about the importance of this issue in our increasingly public world. Choose Privacy Week is made possible in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.
We are thrilled to unveil a short film that introduces some of today’s most interesting and complex privacy issues. To view the film and to share or embed it on your own site, click here. We hope libraries and others will share the video online and host events to discuss the issues it raises. In addition to “man on the street” interviews, the film features individuals like Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, University of Chicago professor Geoffrey Stone, and ALA President Camila Alire discussing privacy. (A big thanks to Cory for his nice write-up on BoingBoing and to both Cory and Neil for tweeting it!)
Our website, www.privacyrevolution.org, is a great resource to learn more about Choose Privacy Week, find events in your area, and get resources for programs and educational opportunities. You can also show your support by becoming a fan at www.facebook.com/chooseprivacyweek and by following us at www.twitter.com/privacyala. (And if you’re tweeting about the week yourself, please use the #chooseprivacy hashtag!)
Here’s the video – enjoy!