Librarians feel a professional responsibility to protect the right to search for information free from surveillance. Privacy has long been the cornerstone of library services in America.
Why? Because the freedom to read and receive ideas anonymously is at the heart of individual liberty in a democracy. Librarians defend that freedom every day.
Libraries are information hubs for their communities. They are also natural centers for learning and talking about information issues… including privacy.
News feed from the ACLU
Privacy.Org is the site for daily news, information, and initiatives on privacy. It is a joint project of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Privacy International.
"The things we do and say online leave behind ever-growing trails of personal information. With every click, we entrust our conversations, emails, photos, location information and much more to companies like Facebook, Google and Yahoo. But what happens when the government asks these companies to hand over their users' private information?"
"Knowing how to navigate the Internet safely is essential to maintaining your privacy online." -Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
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"Protect your freedom to read, search, and learn in a digital age." -ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom
Electronic Frontier Foundation
A nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.
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