Event Calendar

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

What is the Privacy Divide?

Start Date: 3/24/2021 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/24/2021 2:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: On-line via Zoom


Organization Name: Maryland Library Association

Contact:
Teonja Jung
Email: tjung@bcpl.net
Phone: (443) 844-9885

Sponsor: SSD/IFP

People with fewer economic resources can be both more at risk of having their privacy violated and more vulnerable to harmful consequences when it happens. For instance, less expensive smartphones often default to collecting more data, and "free" online services collect data about users that can be used against them. People with more resources, on the other hand, can afford paid services that collect less data. This difference is often referred to as the privacy divide, and it exacerbates inequalities that already exist. This session will explore different facets of the privacy divide, including why it exists and how it harms people. We will also review strategies and free tools that staff can take back to their patrons who can use them to protect themselves.