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.
by Eric Stroshane Library Development Manager North Dakota State Library In the wake of the 2013 Snowden revelations and the March 2017 Congressional resolution to eschew the FCC’s privacy rules, we’ve seen online privacy initiatives gain significant traction while garnering
by Becky Yoose Library Applications and Systems Manager The Seattle Public Library Libraries and library vendors contain multitudes of data1 : item circulation, patron information, computer sessions, program attendance, website logs, and searches, just to name a few. Data plays
By William Marden Director of Privacy and Compliance, New York Public Library Every library has (or should have) one but, ironically, it is probably the least-read document in any library’s collections. I am referring to library privacy policies, which have
By Nancy Kranich Rutgers University School of Communication and Information Each time I teach Intellectual Freedom online at Rutgers, I ask my students to review the privacy policies of their public or academic libraries. Once they locate these policies, which
By Michael Robinson Chair, ALA-IFC Privacy Subcommittee Associate Professor at the Consortium Library, University of Alaska – Anchorage The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom demonstrated its foresight when it started the Choose Privacy Week program in 2010, launching an
Defending patron privacy in the library means more than advocating against the PATRIOT Act; it also requires a commitment to utilizing practical privacy tools and tactics that secure patron data and help counter unwanted online data collection. Learn more about
by Deborah Caldwell-Stone and Michael Robinson This week Congress, voting along party lines, passed a resolution that repealed the groundbreaking privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last October under the Obama administration. The new rules would have required