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
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
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
Privacy News and Views for April 28 – May 5
The “Privacy Issue” of JIFP will include articles addressing the growing challenge to longstanding library privacy norms.
Libraries can uphold the tradition of protecting patron privacy by considering alternative web analytics tools instead of using Google Analytics.
Use these tools and tips to assure patron privacy on public computers.
These seven checklists can help libraries conduct a comprehensive audit of library user data collection, retention, submission, and security.