Special Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Join us at Main Library Saturday, May 3, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM for a screening of Terms and Conditions May Apply, the 2013 documentary exposing what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage. Afterwards, don't miss a panel discussion with special guests:
- Kent Oliver, Nashville Public Library Director
- Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN Communications Director
- Jason Orendorff, Mozilla Developer
- Yiaway Yeh, Nashville Co-Chief Innovation Officer
Who's Tracking You?
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Banana Republic, Walmart – we use countless websites every day. But have you ever stopped to wonder “Who’s tracking you?”
“Everyone should have the right to know who’s collecting their information and choose how their private data is used.” 1
Take time during the week to look in the account settings for the websites you use. Are there privacy settings? If there are, have you ever looked at them? Take time to take control of your data – share what you mean to share and make the rest private.
Choose Privacy Week Video from 20K Films on Vimeo.
How Are They Tracking You?
The March 9, 2014 broadcast of "60 Minutes" provides a good basic introduction to the activities of data brokers - how online personal data is tracked, bought, and sold without users' knowledge.
About Choose Privacy Week
"Choose Privacy Week is a national public awareness campaign that seeks to deepen public awareness about personal privacy rights and the need to insure those rights in an era of pervasive surveillance." 2
Nashville Public Library is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users.
We believe that freedom of speech is meaningless without the freedom to read. Confidentiality and privacy are essential to these freedoms, because if library users have to worry about being judged, punished, ostracized, or put under surveillance, they may censor themselves. They may not seek answers to their questions or read the things they want to read, either in print or online. To be free and to govern themselves, people must be able to explore ideas—even controversial ideas—without fear. 3
1. Countdown to Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7
2. Do you know who is tracking you? Choose Privacy Week is May 1-7
3. Your Privacy is Important to Us (pdf)