Patron Privacy Interest Group

Saturday, January 31, 2015 -
8:30am to 9:30am

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Sheraton Ballroom 1
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Presentations during the meeting will include:

The Library Freedom Project

Alison Macrina will discuss the genesis of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative she founded to bring privacy education and tools into libraries, as well as her experience working with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Tor Project, to conduct workshops to educate librarians about digital surveillance.

Issues in Library Privacy

Gary Price, cofounder and editor of INFOdocket, will provide an overview of recent issues in library and patron privacy. After the meeting, he will be available to conduct a demonstration of using wireless and Ethernet packet-sniffing tools to show what can be revealed if a library network is not secured.

The business part of the meeting will focus on brainstorming ways for the IG to actively take part in improving patron privacy via educational activities, development of standards, active testing of library software, and other approaches.