I'm thrilled to be able to say that our partner in privacy education, the Library Freedom Project, has won a Knight Foundation grant, enabling project director Alison Macrina to expand her excellent efforts to educate librarians about digital privacy issues.
The project aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by providing institutional anchors—librarians—with the information and skills they need to shield their patrons from unwarranted corporate and government tracking. We have big goals, not least of them to change American cultural expectations of privacy in the post-9/11 era, and we're grateful to Knight for the opportunity to further the project towards those ends.
Congratulations to Alison! If you're interested in hosting a privacy workshop at your library, or want to know more about the project, get in touch.