Thanks to technology we live in an increasingly interconnected world, and while this affords us a great deal of convenience it also greatly decreases our personal privacy. It is important, therefore, that we are actively aware of what information we’re making public and what we’re keeping private, and the impact these decisions have on our personal lives as well as our society at large.
This is, of course, a major concern for libraries across the world, which is why Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7) exists to promote awareness and stress the importance of this issue.
You can read more about the event and how to protect your own privacy by visiting the following link as well as looking at the following recommended sources within the library:
Choose Privacy Week Official Website
Eddy, Max. "Connecting Everything to the Internet: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?." PC Magazine, Mar. 2017, pp. 89-101. EBSCOhost.
Espejo, Roman. Privacy. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 2011. Print.
Call Number: 323.44 P939 2011
Stryker, Cole. Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity on the Web. New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2012. Print.
Call Number: 004.678 St899 2012
Williams, Jamie Lee. "Privacy in the Age of the Internet of Things." Human Rights, vol. 41, no. 4, Apr. 2016, pp. 14-22. EBSCOhost.
Wright, David and Charles Raab. "Privacy Principles, Risks and Harms." International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, vol. 28, no. 3, Nov. 2014, pp. 277-298. EBSCOhost.