Fighting for data privacy — making sure individuals know who has access to their data, where it goes or could go, and that they have a choice in all of it — is an essential part of building the Internet the world needs.
“Individuals’ security and privacy on the Internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.” ~ Mozilla Manifesto (principle #4)”
Today is Data Privacy Day — an internationally recognized holiday intended to raise awareness and promote data privacy education. It is officially recognized in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries.
If you are ready to join the fight for data privacy, check out our privacy publications below for a healthy list of things you can do to make a difference. From downloading an add-on to teaching a class to building an app with major privacy muscle — all you have to do is to do it!
Build an app that rocks at privacy!
Teach, learn, and spread the word about privacy on the web through the Mozilla Foundation’s Webmaker tools.
Watch a live video presentation via Air Mozilla. You are invited to join us for “The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value.” Co-author Michelle Dennedy will speak live at our San Francisco office at 3pm PST on Thursday, January 30th. She will be joined by co-author Jonathan Fox in our Mountain View office.
Read Alex Fowler’s blog post on the collective consciousness and trust in the Web as a result of the Snowden revelations.
What sets Mozilla apart, as one of the most trusted names on the web, is that we are a mission-driven, non-profit organization, committed to building an Internet where the individual is respected and has choices. Yet, we can’t do it alone. And we wouldn’t want to.
Here are a few additional ways you can help:
- Share your knowledge
- Contribute to Lightbeam
- Verify code
- Raise your voice with legislators and political leaders
Learn more about what we’re doing here and let us know in the comments if you’re ready to join the fight for data privacy.
Happy Data Privacy Day!