Tag Archives: privacy

ALA files comments to Department of Homeland Security

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Today, ALA filed comments to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Privacy Office expressing our concerns about the Department’s plans to monitor and collect social media information on all immigrants to the United States. By way of background, DHS published a new rule under the Privacy Act of 1974 in the Federal Register in late September, detailing how it intends to expand ... Read More »

How libraries can respond to the repeal of the FCC privacy rules

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This blog is cross-posted from the Intellectual Freedom Blog, written by the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. This week Congress, voting along party lines, passed a resolution that repealed the groundbreaking privacy rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission last October under the Obama administration. The new rules would have required ISPs to adopt fair information ... Read More »

Where does the U.S. stand on “right to be forgotten” policy?

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Whether we follow the EU’s lead will be debated at ALA 2016 Midwinter session In the European Union, a user has the right to have links to certain personal information removed from the results of web searches involving his or her name. This “right to be forgotten”(RTBF) has stimulated robust debate about the appropriateness of such a regime in other ... Read More »