The American Library Association (ALA) assembled a panel to discuss Youth, Privacy and Freedom at this year’s Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference in Washington, DC. NYRA was pleased to participate in the very successful ALA conference on Youth & Privacy in Chicago this March, and was honored to be invited to speak on this panel. Like the conference in Chicago, most of the focus of other panelists was on the dangers of young people sharing information online. While recognizing the challenges this new era of social networking creates, NYRA’s Executive Director respectfully disagreed that Facebook was the greatest threat to the privacy of teens. He pointed out the many invasive ways in which schools, the government and parents regularly invade the privacy of youth. While unfortunately cut short, the presentation was well received and will likely lead to greater collaboration between NYRA and other privacy
advocates. Check out Koroknay-Palicz’s full presentation here.

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