Choose Privacy Week is held annually May 1 – 7. Choose Privacy Week is an initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. With all the digital surveillance, others know how much time you spend on Facebook, the Internet, e-mails; where your searches go and how many times; how much you owe on credit cards, when you insurance expires; and a multitude of other things.

Today, the American Library Association is joining a nationwide day of action calling for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that says the government can access your email and documents in the cloud without a warrant. ECPA is one of the Internet’s most outdated laws – it was enacted in 1986, before most people had access to a home computer or email. If you would like to learn more or join in the conversation, you can visit http://chooseprivacyweek.org/.

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