Privacy as Mutual Aid
It’s impossible to have a discussion about digital literacy without addressing privacy. From the massive amounts of personal data constantly collected on the internet to the major hacks and data breaches that let them loose into the world, our data is far from our own. On August 6th, we hosted the second installation of Pidgin Palace Chats, delving into the realities of a global economy fueled by data we freely and unwittingly share and why it’s important to be aware of them. How can we build data security and personal privacy practices into our own digital practices? How can we leverage our own privilege of internet privacy for the benefit of those without? Can we build privacy infrastructures as a form of mutual aid?
The evening’s panelists included Mylkweed, Patrick Foley (of CREAM Design & Print), Molly Ragan, and Danny Vinik.