The growing use of social-networking sites like Facebook and YouTube, along with technical advances in data-retrieval techniques, are providing new opportunities to make use of people’s personal information — and those opportunities are equally available for both ethical and unethical uses.
This website provides information about the various threats to online privacy and how Internet users can make better decisions about their privacy. We also provide educators with lesson plans and materials that they can use to bring privacy education to their classrooms.
Ten Principles for Online Privacy
Recent Blog Posts
The Free Software Foundation recently released a set of tools and guides on email encryption: Email Self-Defense Site For those who are concerned about protecting their email against any possible eavesdropping (including government surveillance), FSF provides some...read more
This happened a couple months ago: An acquaintance (we’ll call him Egbert) who was estranged from his wife (we’ll call her Namaa) became drunkenly angry about her refusal to communicate with him, and began talking at length about how he was going to kill her. Not just...read more
Last year, members of the Teaching Privacy team worked with the San José Public Library to develop content for their Virtual Privacy Lab: Visit the Virtual Privacy Lab Since then, it's been covered in national media, been translated from English into Spanish and...read more
What Is This Project?
Teaching Privacy aims to empower K-12 students and college undergrads in making informed choices about privacy, through hands-on educational tools and other classroom materials.
Who's Behind This?
We are a cross-disciplinary group of computer scientists, educators, and social scientists at the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California-Berkeley.