Privacy Tech: Actions that libraries can take to improve the security of data exchanges between ILSs, discovery interfaces and networks.
Assuring patron privacy requires working with vendors to implement key privacy safeguards and using contracts to assure practices that protect user privacy.
When using library patrons’ data, the privacy of the patron must be protected. Tools like data de-identification will help achieve this.
New guidelines offer a perfect opportunity for libraries to revisit and update their existing privacy and confidentiality policies and practices
Libraries are looking for ways to improve privacy protections for their users, and in light of this change, we have designated Practical Privacy Practices as the theme for this year’s Choose Privacy Week, taking place May 1- 7, 2017. Blog posts planned for this week explore and promote technologies and practices that libraries can employ to enhance their patrons’ privacy protections.
Jamie LaRue, director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, wrote a letter to the school board and administrators at Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, urging them to initiate a reconsideration procedure and allow for fair and free evaluation of ‘Jacob’s New Dress.’
In October, a parent in Issaquah, WA objected at the district school board meeting to the inclusion of ‘Mangaman’ in the high school library.
Alongside your personal resolutions for 2017, consider making several professional goals related to intellectual freedom.
“North Korea’s Hidden Revolution” shows how a new society evolved, based on providing information and entertainment to those hungry for a life outside of what is shown to them.