Michael German, Senior Policy Counsel for National Security and Privacy for the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, will discuss "Data Mining, Government Surveillance and Civil Liberties." Mr. German previously served as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he specialized in domestic terrorism and covert operations. He is a Senior Fellow with GlobalSecurity.org.

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom established Choose Privacy Week in 2010 to help libraries work with their communities in navigating the complicated but vital issues of privacy rights. Privacy has long been a cornerstone of library services in America and a right that librarians defend every day. The theme for Choose Privacy Week 2012 is "Freedom from Surveillance."

For more information on Choose Privacy Week, visit privacyrevolution.org

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