The first step is to articulate your own privacy philosophy. Importantly though this should be done with reference to the readings from the first few weeks of class, i.e. it is not just your opinion on philosophy, but an informed position, one which reflects engagement with the multiple and complicated definitions of privacy. In this philosophy you should articulate which arguments about privacy you find most persuasive and what makes them so. For instance, you might want to consider whether you think privacy is an individual right (the right to be left alone), or a social good (necessary for a community). You will want to articulate which aspects of privacy you find to be most valuable (for example space, information, decision, choices, etc). Importantly you will want to articulate which privacy “threat” you find the most concerning, for example government intrusion (Big Brother), the intrusion of others (Little Brother), the obfuscation of surveillance and intrusion, intrusion and data collection by corporations (data collection), etc.. Note these aren’t mutually exclusive but you will want to focus on which ones are most important to you along with the reasons and motivations for this (again this will require reference to the class readings). Ultimately you want to explain what parts of privacy most concern you and why. You might want to use one or two specific examples to illustrate your position (do not however use lots of examples, one or two focused examples=good, thirty two examples=bad).
### Plan of Action
As you start to experiment with the above, you want to develop what your long term privacy plan is. After class is over what are you going to do different going forward to reclaim some of your privacy, what practical daily things are you going to do? These should be informed by philosophy (i.e. reclaiming aspects that are most important to you). These should be all the things you want to do different from now on. These can be small things like avoiding Google search (use DuckDuckGo), managing Facebook privacy settings (regularly checking these, not using apps), or larger more ambitious ones such as getting off Google entirely, or not using Facebook. In this section you will need to detail all the steps, as well as the cost and benefits of each step. Make this list both thorough and reasonable (what you will actually do).
### Final Report
The final report will have three sections:
* Your Privacy Philosophy 400 wc
* Your Privacy Plan of Action
* Conclusion 200-400 wc
Reference text Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier