CPW 2013: When FERPA Fails to Make the Grade, States Ratchet up Student Privacy Laws

This is the third in a series of guest commentaries written in observance of Choose Privacy Week by noted privacy experts and advocates. Today’s post is written by Khaliah Barnes, administrative law counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).  When

Choose Privacy Week 2013: Big Data, Privacy, and Corporate Responsibility and Accountability

This is the second in a series of guest commentaries written in observance of Choose Privacy Week by noted privacy experts and advocates. Today’s post is written by Chip Pitts, Lecturer at Stanford Law School. Big Data, Privacy, and Corporate

CPW 2013: Protecting Your Privacy on Public Access Computers: A Tip Sheet for Consumers

(Please share widely!) Protecting your private information and web-surfing habits while using public access computers or public wi-fi is an important part of any plan to protect personal privacy.  Many people, however, are simply unaware of the easy-to-use strategies that

Choose Privacy Week 2013: Librarians and Journalists, Natural Friends but Sometimes Foes

Welcome to this year’s special online observance for Choose Privacy Week!  From May 1 to May  7, noted privacy experts and advocates will be providing guest commentaries that explore issues related to privacy rights, government surveillance, and the impact on

Countdown to Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7

In this era of “Big Data,” we know that our location, our phone calls, our purchases, our Facebook posts and our web site visits are being monitored, recorded, collected, and stored. But too often we can’t tell who’s collecting our data, or how they’re making use of our personal information.

During Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7, 2013, we invite everyone to answer the critical question, “Who’s tracking you?” We believe everyone should have the right to know who’s collecting their information and choose how their private data is used.

“People who understand how personal data is generated, collected, stored, and used are better equipped to take control of their personal data and demand accountability from the agencies and corporations that store and use their information,” says Barbara Jones, director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom.

This year’s Choose Privacy Week observance will feature a week-long online forum that will include an introduction by Barbara Jones and guest commentaries by academics, librarians, and civil liberties experts that discuss current threats to personal privacy and how each threat impacts personal freedoms and civil liberties. The commentaries will be presented on the newly redesigned website hosted at www.chooseprivacyeveryday.org, the online hub for Choose Privacy Week activities.