Privacy: Recommended Resources

It is important to maintain an appropriate balance between what you disclose online about yourself and what you keep private. These resources can help you learn more about the value of your privacy and how you can maintain the level of privacy important to you.

Tools for Managing Your Online Privacy

Privacy Awareness Materials

Social Media Privacy

Analysis and Policy


  • NOTHING TO HIDE (October 2016). An independent documentary dealing with surveillance and its acceptance by the general public through the "I have nothing to hide" argument.  (1 hour 26 minutes) Creative Commons release
  • Communications Surveillance (May 2015). A four-minute video providing a high level overview of communications surveillance from Privacy International.
  • A Conversation on Privacy (Mar 2016). A moderated discussion of privacy with MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, Edward Snowden, and Glenn Greenwald, moderated by Nuala O'Conner, president and CEO of the Center of for Democracy and Technology.
  • The Future of Internet Privacy (May 2013). The future of privacy in a world with expanding digital footprints.
  • Online Privacy: How Did We Get Here? (July 2013). A PBS Digital Studios video discussing the history and evolution of online privacy concerns. (8 minutes) 
  • The Power of Privacy. Half-hour documentary film from IAPP Videos.
  • Privacy, Big Data & The Law (October 2015). UC Santa Cruz Datalex opening address by Jim Dempsey, Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, dicussing how to move from conundrums to solutions. 
  • Why Privacy Matters (October 2014). TED Talk by Glenn Greenwald describing why you should care about privacy, even if you're "not doing anything you need to hide." (20 minutes)
  • What Will a Future Without Secrets Look Like? (October 2013). TED Talk by Alessandro Acquisti discussing the usage of online data, and what it means for our privacy.

Articles and Presentations

For Privacy Professionals