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ALA urges Senators to probe Sessions on privacy

Sen. Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing

ALA, together with a baker’s dozen of allied organizations, has written to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the eve of its hearings on the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as the nation’s next Attorney General. Detailing concerns about Sen. Sessions’ record on a host of issues – including expressly his opposition to the special ... Read More »

ALA voice to join FCC Open Internet roundtable

John Windhausen, network neutrality counsel to the American Library Association (ALA) and president of Telepoly Consulting, will represent libraries and higher education institutions Tuesday as a panelist for an Open Internet roundtable discussion hosted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Windhausen will advocate for strong net neutrality principles during the panel “Construction of Legally Sustainable Rules” of the roundtable “Internet ... Read More »

It must be “FCC month” at the ALA

Well, yes, almost any month could be “FCC month” with the number of proceedings that affect libraries and our communities, but September has been particularly busy. Monday we entered the next round of E-rate activity with comments in response to the Federal Communication Commission’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (emphasis added), and closed out a record-setting public comment period in ... Read More »

Advocating for stronger network neutrality protections

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in a letter (pdf) to adopt strong, enforceable net neutrality rules essential to preserving freedom of speech, educational achievement and economic growth online. In the letter to the FCC, the organizations call for the FCC to set the bar higher ... Read More »

What does a New Year bring to our privacy and surveillance?

The article below is the first in a two-part series about surveillance. Thinking about resolutions or intentions for 2014 On this last day of 2013, like most of us, I’ve been thinking about new opportunities and challenges for American Library Association (ALA) work in 2014. There are all the usual important issues the library community must face: library funding at ... Read More »