September 24 at #CILandILConnect Gary Price and Marshall Breeding talked about the tools, apps and approaches libraries should use to advise and guide people regarding privacy.  People can make their own decisions regarding if – or to what degree – they want to protect their digital footprint.  Public, academic, school and corporate libraries should be informing these decisions. Here’s the worksheet to use as you consider your role in your community, campus, company.  Gary Price’s list of apps is below the worksheet. PDF for downloading: Privacy handout

Privacy Presentation, Gary Price @ #CIL/IL Connect 2020

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A Few Thoughts

  • Trust of Those Who Has Access to the Data (Google, Apple, Amazon, etc.)
  • Informed Consent (Need for Education?)
  • Challenge: A Need For Updates (Constant Changes, New Technology)
  • Role of the Library and Librarian in the Online World
  • Have We Moved the Needle? Does the Public Think of Libraries as Digital Leaders?
  • Are Libraries and Librarians a Trusted Source on Privacy Issues? If No, Why Not? Can We Be/Should We Be?
  • People Trust Us, But Do We Speak Up?
  • Your Personal Privacy and That of Your Friends and Family
  • Privacy of Library Users (in Library and Remotely, Working with Vendors)
  • Privacy of Library Users Out of the Library and Using Non-Library Resources

Practical: Where to Start/Learn More

  1. Review Your Privacy Settings For Google/Facebook/Other Services
  2. Review Your Mobile Privacy Settings
  3. Use Container Tabs (on Firefox) to keep your personal and work sites separate

Here’s a relatively new solution that IMHO works well, costs little, and if nothing else, is a great way to learn more about the world of digital privacy.

Say Hello to NextDNS! (Privacy-as-a-Service) Note: I’m NOT affiliated with this company, just a user.

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