The Path to a Creating a New Privacy Policy: NYPL’s story

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

Long Overdue: Revisiting Library Privacy Policies During Choose Privacy Week

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

Let’s Get Practical for Choose Privacy Week

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

Choose Privacy Week 2017 Webinar: Learn Practical Privacy Practices on April 13

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

How Libraries Can Respond to the Repeal of the FCC Privacy Rules

by Deborah Caldwell-Stone and Michael Robinson This week Congress, voting along party lines, passed a resolution that repealed the groundbreaking privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last October under the Obama administration.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