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Choose Privacy Week: Privacy Matters

Choose Privacy Week: May 1-7, 2017

Practical Privacy Practices

Who is tracking you online?

The first step to protecting your privacy is to recognize who might be tracking your online activity.  These links provide information about some of the main agents:

More reasons to care about privacy

The personal information about you on the Internet can be used against you in many ways, including:

Privacy is a Universal Human Right

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. (United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 12)

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Privacy is a Constitutionally Protected Right

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. (U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment IV)

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Creative Commons License

This work, Choose Privacy Week by Angie Neely-Sardon, Indian River State College, April 2017, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. It is partially derived from the Privacy Online LibGuide by Roberta Richards, Portland Community College.