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Privacy Laws, Libraries, and Librarians

This post provides a short list of resources for public libraries to consider when dealing with privacy policies and cases.

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Library Records, Patron Privacy, and Library Policies

The confidentiality of patron records is a long-standing issue, particularly since the Patriot Act spurred concerns about patrons’ reading histories, who has access to these records, and under what circumstances the records might be disclosed to authorities. These questions are still being explored, as very few cases on the exact issue of library patron records and privacy have been brought before the courts.

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ACTION ALERT! Ask your members of Congress to pass the USA FREEDOM Act.

The Senate will vote this afternoon on meaningful reform to the USA PATRIOT Act, but the new act can’t pass without your help.