Entries Tagged as ‘Freedom & Privacy’

August 4, 2015

New Privacy Guidelines Encourage Libraries and Vendors to Work Together to Protect Reader Privacy

By Michael Robinson Chair, IFC Privacy Subcommittee Head of Systems at the Consortium Library University of Alaska – Anchorage Crossposted from Choose Privacy Week Libraries have a tradition of protecting the privacy of readers as the cornerstone of intellectual freedom. We recognize that freedom of thought and expression begins with freedom of inquiry, the ability […]

May 5, 2015

Choose Privacy Week Brief: Tell Congress to Support Real Privacy and Surveillance Law Reform

The time is long past for Section 215 to be meaningfully reformed to restore the civil liberties massively and unjustifiably compromised by the USA PATRIOT Act. ~~ALA President Courtney Young  Very nearly from the day the USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law in 2001, librarians raised concerns about the scope of surveillance authorized under […]

May 5, 2015

Choose Privacy Week 2015: What You Should Know About “Anonymous” Aggregate Data About You

By Gretchen McCord Crossposted from Choose Privacy Week.) Today more than ever, we appreciate that raw data has great financial value. The owners of websites, social media tools, and cell phone applications make billions of dollars annually on “targeted,” or “behavioral,” advertising. They attempt to ensure us that although they collect, share, and use data […]

May 3, 2015

Choose Privacy Week 2015: Strong Passphrases for Privacy and Security

By Alison Macrina Crossposted from Choose Privacy Week I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but your password sucks. I know you use the same one for everything, and it probably contains some personally identifiable information – your dad’s birthday, your pet’s name, the year of your anniversary. Even if you think […]

November 17, 2014

It’s now or (almost) never for real NSA reform; contacting Congress today critical!

Crossposted courtesy of the ALA Washington Office’s District Dispatch blog: It was mid-summer when Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the outgoing Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, answered the House of Representative’s passage of an unacceptably weak version of the USA FREEDOM Act by introducing S. 2685, a strong, bipartisan bill of his own. Well, it’s […]

August 7, 2014

IFAction News Roundup, July 27 — August 2, 2014

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of […]

July 26, 2014

IFAction News Roundup, July 13 — July 19, 2014

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from July 13 — July 19, 2014. […]

June 17, 2014

IFAction News Roundup, June 8 – 14, 2014

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from June 8 — June 14, 2014. […]

May 26, 2014

IFAction News Roundup, May 18-24, 2014

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from May 18 — May 24, 2014. […]

May 20, 2014

IFAction News Roundup, May 11-17, 2014

The Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsors IFAction, an email list for those who would like updated information on news affecting intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy, access to information, and more. Click here to subscribe to this list. For an archive of all list postings since 1996, visit the IF Action archive. Below is a sample of articles from May 11 — May 17, 2014. […]