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Protection of online privacy moves forward in bipartisan vote!

The Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) took an important bipartisan vote today to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA) and strengthen the privacy protection of emails and documents stored online in the “cloud.” Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chair

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Posted in Intellectual Freedom, Library Advocacy, OGR, Public Libraries, School Libraries

How an outdated law may endanger your fourth amendment rights

The ALA joins with like-minded groups such as the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Electronic Frontier Foundation in a new campaign to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The campaign site is VanishingRights.com. ECPA was last updated

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Posted in Intellectual Freedom, Library Advocacy, OGR

Google fellows connect over lunch and libraries

This summer, when I haven’t been attending hearings and panels, or writing about bookmobiles, I’ve been joining the rest of the Google Policy Fellows at Google’s DC office for occasional events. They’ve been interesting opportunities to learn more about the

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Posted in Events, OGR, OITP, Telecommunications, Washington Office News

Cybersecurity bill votes start in three days – Keep the pressure on

Library and privacy supporters: Keep pressuring House members to vote NO on H.R. 3523 and other bills that will restructure our nation’s privacy policies and laws. ALA remains staunchly opposed to this bill.  Petition your elected representatives with the ALA

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Telecommunications

Ask your Representative to vote “NO” on SOPA

The clock is ticking and the time to act is NOW to STOP SOPA!  On Thursday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary will meet to markup and potentially vote in committee

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Posted in Copyright, Cybersecurity, Intellectual Freedom, Library Advocacy, OGR, Telecommunications

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