The week of May 2-8, 2010, has been designated “National Privacy Week” by the American Library Association and a handful of important allies. In today’s world we expect to have information at our fingertips but we are often unaware of the trade-offs that entails. As the ALA’s Privacy Revolution site points out:
[M]ost people don’t realize the trade off. For example, citizens turn a blind eye to the fact that online searches create traceable records that make them vulnerable to questioning by the FBI, or that government agencies can track their phone calls, airline travel, online purchases, and more.
This campaign is intended to get people to “think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.” Need more convincing? Watch the video!