A Bit More on Libraries, Privacy, and Intellectual Freedom

Continuing the theme of libraries, privacy, and intellectual freedom from a few weeks ago, two items popped up in my blogroll today:

  • Wired’s Threat Level tells an incredible story about the plight of two Connecticut librarians who received national security letters and the requisite gag orders. (And did you know that the reauthorized PATRIOT Act included a 5-year prison term for anyone violating their gag orders?)
  • The LibraryLaw Blog points to a helpful page on privacy for libraries created by Karen Coyle, which includes a great “Library Systems Privacy Inventory” and a on-page “Library Data Audit Form,” as well as related reference material.

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