The Resolution on the Misuse of Behavioral Data Surveillance in Libraries, recently passed at ALA Midwinter, calls for libraries and vendors to reject behavioral data surveillance of patrons. While we are familiar with the concept of data surveillance, the last item in the resolution contains something that some in the library world are not as familiar with – information fiduciaries.
Overview of newly passed ALA resolutions, “Resolution on the Surveillance of Library Users Through Behavioral Tracking” and “Resolution in Opposition to Facial Recognition Software in Libraries”
Big Data, learning analytics, data literacy, cybersecurity, and protecting patron privacy: it’s all on the agenda at this year’s ALA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Here is the current list of privacy-related meetings, programs, and events taking place in the Morial Convention Center June 20 – June 26.
We often hear that Big Brother is watching you, but there are a lot of “Little Brothers” as well that wittingly or unwittingly funnel data to databases. Unfortunately, libraries and related organizations are a part of this surveillance environment, including the ALA.
Privacy is on the agenda at the 2017 ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Here is the current list of privacy-related programming: Saturday, June 24 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Privacy is the Future: The Library’s Role as Educator,