Data detox day at Stirchley Library

The Glass Room Experience and Data Detox Bar will be held at Stirchley Library on Saturday 4 August as part of Tactical Tech‘s campaign to start a global conversation on data and privacy.

The day has been organised by Fiona Cullinan, who trained as a volunteer at The Glass Room London, a pop-up tech store with a twist. (Curated by Tactical Tech and produced by Mozilla, The Glass Room exhibition and event programme was hosted at 69-71 Charing Cross Road, in the heart of central London, from 25 October – 12 November 2017 and attracted close to 19,000 visitors.)

Materials from The Glass Room will be on display in Stirchley Library as talking points. Open Rights Group Birmingham members will also be on hand to answer questions on the day.

Resources

Here are some simple resources for taking control of your online privacy.

Data Privacy Resources

Me and My Shadow

myshadow.org

Take control of your data – lots of easy video explanations, plus recommendations for alternative apps and tools that don’t hoover up your data.

Alternative App Centre

myshadow.org/resources

Find alternative tools to secure your browsing, search, email, chats, calls and messaging, and more.

Security in a Box – tools and tactics

securityinabox.org

Help and advice about cyber security, including password safety, encryption, protection from malware and hackers, and more.

8-Day Data Detox Kit

datadetox.myshadow.org/detox

How to reduce data capture across all the common points of online interaction: Google, social media, smartphones, mobile apps, search and browsing. Also, discover what kind of info is being collected about you and how you might be profiled.

“I’ve got nothing to hide”

myshadow.org/tracking-so-what

Find out more about tracking and digital traces – how much of the data collected about you involves behind-the-scenes metadata that can be more revealing than you think. Also busts other common myths about how people think about data privacy.

Next steps and useful links

Observed.City newsletter

https://tinyletter.com/ObservedCity/

Monthly stories, thoughts and news on data privacy from Birmingham, UK.

Open Rights Group Birmingham

openrightsgroupbirmingham.wordpress.com

Runs regular events to help protect and promote digital rights.

Privacy International

privacyinternational.org

UK charity researching and raising awareness about surveillance and privacy.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

eff.org

The leading nonprofit organisation defending civil liberties in the digital world.

Photos from the event

Thanks to all who attended. Here are a few photos from the event.