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Privacy & Digital Dignity

#Privacy 4 all. period.

Privacy is the cornerstone of digital ethics, and essential to preserving our freedoms,
human dignity, and Constitutional rights.  Folks foolishly think the fight for our privacy
is "over" in the digital age.  They haven't met the IDH.

Using our peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary methods, for over fifteen years the
IDH leadership team has been training teachers, lawyers, academics,
and over 15,000 students -- at the high school, college, graduate, and law school level --
on the simple ways we can fight to protect the privacy, data, and
dignity of students, patients, citizens, employees, criminal defendants, and even politicians.

Join us as we build coalitions across party lines and cultures
to help ethical tech companies, governments, organizations, and our political leaders
preserve the most fundamental of human rights.   And for the bad actors committed
to surveilling and dehumnaizing us?  They have no idea who they are messing with.


Privacy Victories


  • News media appearances, including

    • Kare-11 (Minneapolis Local News) sat down with the IDH and did a piece on social media forgiveness and post-digital privacy

    • More recently, they interviewed the IDH again about our efforts for a more just and equitable digital future!

IDH Privacy Victories


  • High School Curricula with Coded Bias and the ADL.

  • Trainings for lawyers and advocates, including the Iowa
    and Nebraska Bar Associations

  • Seminars for undergraduates and graduate students
    at University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, North Central University, and Ohio State (via the Commonplace project).



The Importance of Privacy

If you have ever felt that you’re being watched… It’s because you are. Technology has integrated so deeply into our lifestyle that it’s difficult to go anywhere without at least one device capturing your every move. Devices are abundant in our world: they’re in the stores where we shop, beside the roads we drive, at the airports we use, and so on.
But the device that surveils you the most is the one that goes in your pocket every morning.
Not only are we constantly being captured on video, but what we watch, hear, search, buy, sell, browse, or otherwise consume is also recorded and cataloged. We reflect almost every thought and emotion into our devices. Our phones alone remember what we like to eat most, what we want to watch based on our mood, what we want to buy in the future, who our favorite people are, how often we visit the dentist, and where we like to keep the thermostat.
We willingly give up our privacy every time we skim through the “Terms of Use” for every app or service and click “Accept.” But what if there is a way to regulate how Big Tech uses your data? What if our privacy could be protected?
That’s what the IDH fights for.



Why you should care about privacy

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