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  • 1. Library Privacy Brian Rowe  University of Washington iSchool
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  • 3. Vermont Law
  • 4. Open Records  Request
  • 5. l. Library Records .  Library records that are used primarily to maintain control of library materials may be withheld to protect the identity of the user.  RCW 42.56.310, eff. 7/1/06
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    • American Library Association’s (ALA) guidelines.
      • Code of Ethics , Article III: “We respect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought and received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired, or transmitted.”
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    • American Library Association’s (ALA) guidelines.
      • Free Access to Libraries for Minors: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights : “The ‘right to use a library’ includes free access to, and unrestricted use of, all the services, materials, and facilities the library has to offer. Every restriction on access to, and use of, library resources, based solely on the chronological age, educational level, literacy skills, or legal emancipation of users violates Article V.
  • 9. alabama 41-8-10   any parent of a minor child shall have the right to inspect the registration and circulation records of any school or public library that pertain to his or her child.
  • 10. Child Porn
  • 11. Kent Washington     http://www.kuow.org/mp3low/mp3/Conversation/conversation20020814.mp3
  • 12. 48 states have state privacy laws that cover libraries which 2 do not? h
  • 13. Hawaii and Kentucky
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  • 15. Monitering
  • 16. Electronic Communications and Privacy Act (ECPA)
  • 17. "trap and trace" devices on library computers that record telephone numbers, web page URLs and even e-mail addresses
  • 18. Gag Law CC NC SA by gmcmullen
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  • 20. [email_address] Several images were used under 1st Amendment fair use rights  Presentations is under a CC-BY license