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.
This week Congress, voting along party lines, passed a resolution that repealed the groundbreaking privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last October under the Obama administration.
by Dorothea Salo (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) If knowing about privacy-protecting practices is half the battle, teaching them to others is the other half. Many librarians in many contexts find themselves […]
by Carolyn Caywood (Crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) At the American Library Association’s 2006 annual conference, ALA Council passed a resolution to work “toward a national conversation about privacy as an American […]
by Rigele Abilock and Debbie Abilock (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) The girl swallows the pill. Millions of tiny magnetic nanoparticles disperse into her bloodstream. They are her trusty scouts, tracking her body […]
by Annalisa Keuler (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Our job as educators is to facilitate student learning, and each year more of this learning is happening in an online environment. We ask […]
by Anna Lauren Hoffman (crossposted from chooseprivacyweek.org) Two Saturdays ago, I (and pretty much everyone else on the Internet) sat in awe watching Lemonade, Beyoncé’s epic visual album. At one […]