Monday, May 2, 2011

ALA's "Choose Privacy Week"

"Choose Privacy Week" is taking place this week (May 1-7, 2011) and is an ongoing program of the American Library Association. "Choose Privacy Week" is an initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age.

The ALA has listed a number of "Friends and Allies" organizations here. One such organization is the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a "consumer education advocacy nonprofit dedicated to protecting the privacy of American consumers." The site has a number of publications and privacy tips on various topics:

  • Background Checks & Workplace
  • Banking & Finance
  • Credit & Credit Reports
  • Debt Collection
  • Education
  • Identity Theft & Data Breaches
  • Insurance
  • Junk Mail/Faxes/Email
  • Medical Privacy
  • Online Privacy & Technology
  • Public Records & Info Brokers
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Telephone Privacy

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