I’m speaking on a panel about data privacy at a journalism conference today. Here’s a short list of privacy-related resources I’m handing out to the attendees. These resources are a good way to get started if you’re interested:

Electronic Privacy Information Center
1718 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
+1 202 483 1140 (tel)
+1 202 483 1248 (fax)

Privacy Resource Guide: http://www.epic.org/privacy/privacy_resources_faq.html

Electronic Frontier Foundation
1550 Bryant Street, Suite 725
San Francisco CA 94103 USA
Phone: +1 415 436 9333
Fax: +1 415 436 9993
Digital Identity Page: http://www.eff.org/identity.html

Center for Democracy and Technology
1634 Eye Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
(v) 202.637.9800
(f) 202.637.0968
Privacy page: http://www.cdt.org/privacy/

Direct Marketing Association
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-6700
Telephone: 212.768.7277
Fax: 212.302.6714

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Weekend Reading

  • News.com: Many e-tailers dodge phone calls to cut costs. Many dot-coms also actively avoid the considerable investment necessary to build an adequate customer service center to answer phones and emails from disgruntled customers.
  • Wired News: Publishing Without a Net. In an age when people are becoming more and more tech-savvy, these publications are placing their bets that readers will be content to go to their local bodega for their latest literary or high-society gossip fix.
  • Nick Petreley (Infoworld): Singing the praises of the unsung hero and founder of the Open Source Development Labs. I love the idea of this lab. It solves one of the biggest problems I had with the Linux Standard Base (LSB), other than the fact that LSB is moving at a pace that makes glaciation seem breathtakingly fast.
  • Anthony Lewis (New York Times; registration required): It Did Happen Here. I do not think that Secretary Richardson or Attorney General Janet Reno decided overtly to use the Lee case for political purposes. I think that, feeling the political pressure, they allowed their judgment to be shockingly distorted.

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