On Monday June 15 2015 the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday presented Libraries, Digital Privacy, & Data Literacy – a conversation about the impact of surveillance and data collection on citizens, specifically on disadvantaged communities. Learn more about the privacy and data issues that librarians face in their work and new efforts to empower them to address these issues. Libraries are among the most trusted institutions in their communities, making librarians uniquely positioned to prepare patrons for the privacy challenges brought about by the pervasiveness of data sharing, profiling, DRM, third-party platforms, and surveillance technologies. Individuals with the greatest digital literacy needs are also the most vulnerable to abuses of personal data, creating an even more urgent need for libraries to address these issues. Librarians are prepared to meet this need. Join us for an informal conversation highlighting new efforts afoot to train librarians in digital privacy and data literacy. We are bringing together librarians, policy advocates, technologists, and the communities they all serve to further bridge not just the digital divide but the privacy digital divide. Panel: Melissa Morrone, public librarian, Brooklyn; Seeta Peña Gangadharan, senior research fellow,Open Technology Institute; Bonnie Tijerina, Data & Society Fellow; Alycia Sellie, Associate Librarian for Collections, Graduate Center Library. Moderator: Audrey Evans, Head of Research, Dollar a Day, Inc. Video is below.
View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/P9iZ8sLlylY
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/iKQrPtlhPv3d/
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