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Statement of Privacy
Privacy is essential to the exercise of free speech, free thought, and free association. The courts have established a First Amendment right to receive information in a publicly funded library like UW. In a library, the right to privacy is the right to open inquiry without having the subject of one's interests put them at risk for harm.
UW Libraries Privacy Statement
The Libraries values the privacy of our patrons and seeks to minimize the collection and retention of personally identifiable information. No personal information maintained by the Libraries is sold to third parties or released to law enforcement agencies without a search warrant.
Tools to Safeguard Your Information
DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity
Lists of ideas, technology tools and steps for making your information more secure and private
FemTechNet Guide to Locking Down Your Digital Identity
Simple steps to safeguarding your personal information
Crash Override Network
Crash Override is a crisis helpline, advocacy group and resource center for people who are experiencing abuse online
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Security Starter Pack
Playlist to help you discover how to assess your personal risk, protect your communications and information, and start thinking about incorporating privacy-enhancing tools into your daily routine.
The Privacy Paradox
5 newsletters, each including tips and a short podcast explaining the science, psychology, and tech behind securing your information
EPIC Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools
Huge list of tools to help secure your online identity
How aware are you about your risk of ID theft? Look at 11 situations in which you might be subject.
Terms of Service, Didn't Read
Terms of service are often too long to read, but it's important to understand what's in them. Use this cheat sheet!
Me & My Shadow
Created in 2012, Me and My Shadow project helps you control your data traces, see how you're being tracked, and learn more about the data industry. It is continually being updates. Lots of fun activities to try!
UW Privacy Office
Confidential data risk guide, privacy programs and principles, and laws that effect you as a student at a public university
Find out about the UW's approach on data risk management, security laws and regulation that effect you on campus, and current risk advisories
UW-IT: Social Media in the Classroom
Opportunities, challenges and recommendations for using social media in the classroom
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