Privacy News and Views May 20-26

Featured: Protecting Patron Privacy: A LITA Guide     Great new publication offers practical privacy guidance for libraries of all kinds and features chapters on privacy in libraries, privacy law and regulation, data collection, retention, use, and protection, privacy instruction for patrons and staff, and protecting privacy while using social networks, RFID, and other technologies.         Broadband...

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Privacy News and Views May 13-19

Student Data Privacy Protecting Privacy in a Postsecondary Student Data System | New America Big data in education: Balancing research needs and student privacy | Report from the National Academy of Education New Congressional push for student outcomes data | Politico Government Surveillance Feds use anti-terror tool to hunt the undocumented | Detroit News Corporate Surveillance The True Costs of Selling Out Our Privacy   | InfoSecurity...

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Privacy News and Views May 6 – 12

Feature:  Privacy as Digital Divide How Privacy Became a Commodity for the Rich and Powerful   | New York Times Magazine Privacy, Poverty and Big Data: A Matrix of Vulnerabilities for Poor Americans | Washington Law Review Survey The Library Freedom Project is conducting an online survey to assess library privacy practices and policies and is asking librarians to complete it to provide some insight into this landscape:...

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Privacy News and Views April 29 – May 5

 Choose Privacy Week:  Online Symposium on Practical Privacy Practices Long overdue: Revisiting library privacy policies during choose privacy week  | Nancy Kranich The path to creating a new privacy policy: NYPL’s story  | William Marden De-identification and patron data  | Becky Yoose Negotiating contracts with vendors for privacy  | Eric Stroshane Data exchange and the art of iterating security checkups  | Galen Charlton A...

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Coming Attractions: Introducing The “Privacy” Special Issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy

As editor of the ALA’s new Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy, I’m excited to preview the journal’s first special-themed issue on Privacy (Volume 2, Issue 1). Within libraries, a patron’s intellectual activities are protected by decades of established norms and practices intended to preserve patron privacy and confidentiality, most stemming from the ALA’s Library Bill of Rights and related interpretations. As a matter...

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