Patron Privacy

The Changing Landscape of Library Privacy, June 15, 2016
Webinar: TechSoup for Libraries
http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/changing-landscape-of-library-privacy-2016-06-15
Webinar featuring library privacy experts on the ethical foundations for patron privacy, offering resources that can be used to help libraries preserve patron privacy when adopting new technology.

Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems
Website: National Information Standards Organization
http://www.niso.org/topics/tl/patron_privacy/
National Information Standards Organization website dedicated to their grant funded project, Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems, including archived video recordings of meetings and conferences.

How Public Libraries Play a Role in the State of Privacy in America, February 29, 2016
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/02/how-public-libraries-play-a-role-in-the-state-of-privacy-in-america
Public Libraries Online blogpost focusing on how public libraries play an important role in the privacy debate in the United States.

Libraries Transform, Privacy Shifting
Website: American Library Association
http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/privacy-shifting
American Library Association Libraries Transform webpage on shifting attitudes toward online privacy and current issues surrounding patron privacy.

The Library Digital Privacy Pledge, December 29, 2015
Article: American Libraries Magazine
http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/e-content/library-digital-privacy-pledge
American Libraries Magazine blogpost on the Library Freedom Project’s Digital Privacy Pledge to better secure the internet using HTTPS protocols.

Library Freedom Project
Website: Library Freedom Project
https://libraryfreedomproject.org
Library Freedom Project is a partnership among librarians, technologists, attorneys, and privacy advocates which aims to address the problems of surveillance by making real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries. By teaching librarians about surveillance threats, privacy rights and responsibilities, and digital tools to stop surveillance, they hope to create a privacy-centric paradigm shift in libraries and the communities they serve.

Library Records, Patron Privacy, and Library Policies, March 16, 2016
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/03/library-records-patron-privacy-and-library-policies
Public Libraries Online blogpost on patron privacy and library policies.

Privacy, Surveillance, and Cybersecurity
Website: American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/federallegislation/privacy
American Library Association Office of Government Relations website detailing current issues and legislation regarding privacy.

Privacy Tool Kit
Website: American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/privacyconfidentiality/toolkitsprivacy/privacy
American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom website focusing on privacy issues relating to libraries, revised in 2014.

Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries, March 16, 2017
Webinar: TechSoup for Libraries
https://youtu.be/4LFF4rHdRNc
Watch this free webinar to learn about patron privacy issues in public libraries. This webinar explores two key areas of patron privacy: public access technology and the collection of patron data.

Questions and Answers on Privacy and Confidentiality
Website: American Library Association
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill/interpretations/qa-privacy
American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom FAQ’s on privacy and confidentiality, revised in 2014.