Micah Sifry is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Civic Hall, one of the driving forces behind the That’s Not Privacy campaign to bring transparency to online data use policies and practices.
Under the auspices of Omidyar Network, Privacy International and Civic Hall have organized a campaign we call That’s Not Privacy. We are building a coalition of organizations who had “privacy policies” on their websites, but have relabeled those policies as “data use policies” or something similar. Our hope is that the attention this campaign garners can jumpstart a larger discussion about most internet users’ lack of real privacy online. Then we can start asking the institutions we interact with: how are we genuinely protecting privacy, rather than merely articulating some standard text at the bottom of a website?
To learn more about the That’s Not Privacy initiative, visit the coalition website here.