Privacy Experts to Discuss Key Issues in IFC/COL Program at Annual


On the heels of a successful first-annual Choose Privacy Week, the Intellectual Freedom Committee and Committee on Legislation are pleased to present “Privacy, Libraries, and the Law”–a panel featuring three of today’s foremost privacy experts in the country.

The program will address the current state of privacy law, including the USA PATRIOT Act; how social networking websites (especially Facebook) are changing our understanding of privacy; and new threats to privacy including data mining and data brokers. Panelists will include:

·         Leslie Harris, President and CEO of the Center of Democracy and Technology.

·         Lillie Coney, Associate Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Coordinator of the Privacy Coalition, and EPIC project.

·         Anne Klinefelter, Director of the Law Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

·         Martin Garnar (moderator), chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, and Reference Services Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Science at Regis University in Denver, CO.

The panel will take place Monday, June 28 from 10:30 am – Noon, at the Washington Convention Center Room 146B.