EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO ACCESS INFORMATION IN PRIVATE.

EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO ACCESS INFORMATION IN PRIVATE.

74% of Americans consider it “very important” to stay in control of who can access their personal information—yet only a small minority express confidence in their telecommunications providers’ commitment to securely protecting their data.*

Librarians have long championed their community members’ right to access information in private. Libraries can serve as an essential refuge where everyone can check out materials or browse the internet without their information being shared.

May 1-7, 2018 is Choose Privacy Week.

Learn more about how libraries protect your privacy.

Because your data shouldn’t be an open book. Libraries Transform, American Library Association

 

* Mary Madden, Lee Rainie. Pew Research Center, May 20, “Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance.” Available at: http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/05/20/americans-attitudes-about-privacy-security-and-surveillance/

Help us grow this campaign and strengthen our messaging by providing your own take on our Because statements. We’ll use the best statements to inform our national efforts.

Review ALA’s personal data notification (PDN) before proceeding.