Choose Privacy Week Kicks Off with Awesome Video

Choose Privacy Week poster

This week is the inaugural Choose Privacy Week—a celebration of our right to privacy and an opportunity to inform libraries, librarians, and the general public about the importance of this issue in our increasingly public world. Choose Privacy Week is made possible in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

We are thrilled to unveil a short film that introduces some of today’s most interesting and complex privacy issues. We hope libraries and others will share the video online and host events to discuss the issues it raises. In addition to “man on the street” interviews, the film features individuals like Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, University of Chicago professor Geoffrey Stone, and ALA President Camila Alire discussing privacy. (A big thanks to Cory for his nice write-up on BoingBoing and to both Cory and Neil for tweeting it!)

Our website,, is a great resource to learn more about Choose Privacy Week, find events in your area, and get resources for programs and educational opportunities. You can also show your support by becoming a fan on Facebook and by following us on Twitter. (And if you’re tweeting about the week yourself, please use the #chooseprivacy hashtag!)

Choose Privacy Week Video from 20K Films on Vimeo.