Personal privacy is in the news more and more often now, usually because there is less of it. While it’s true that those of us who use computers and cell phones leave a heavy “digital footprint,” which both companies and the government gleefully hoover up in the name of targeted advertising and security, respectively, it’s also true that there are steps you can take to protect your privacy.
May 1-7 is Choose Privacy Week (read our posts on the topic from 2014 and 2013), so now is a great time to think about what you can do to protect your privacy. Visit our display of books, documentaries, information, and bookmarks, or read some of the links below.
- Choose Privacy Week website from ALA
- Online Privacy Basics from the Library Freedom Project; these tools will help protect your privacy online
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) page on privacy and the Surveillance Self-Defense Project
- The ACLU’s page on Internet privacy