ALA says “NO!” to Section 215 reauthorization gambit

(Crossposted from ALA-WO’s District Dispatch) As both chambers of Congress prepare to take up and debate long-needed surveillance law reform, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) bill (introduced late yesterday) to simply reauthorize the “library provision” (Section 215) of the USA PATRIOT Act until 2020 without change of any kind was met today by a storm of opposition from leading privacy and civil liberties groups with...

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Who’s Reading the Reader? : Choose Privacy Week 2015

This year’s observance of Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2015 asks the question, “Who’s Reading the Reader?” The rapid development of online and digital technologies have given governments and corporations alike the ability to track, record, and monitor our communications and reading habits – a very real threat to the reader’s right to privacy. During Choose Privacy Week the American Library Association invites...

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