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Intellectual Freedom: Privacy

This event is sponsored by SU Libraries and Wicomico County Public Library.



  • The Data Privacy Project “teaches NYC library staff how information travels and is shared online, what risks users commonly encounter online, and how libraries can better protect patron privacy”
  • The Library Freedom Project - “a syndicate of librarians, technologists, attorneys, and privacy advocates dedicated to eliminating mass surveillance from our libraries and communities”:   
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation - “the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world”:   

General information

Resources for librarians

Resources for anyone

Videos on Privacy

TED talk by journalist Glenn Greenwald on why privacy matters even if you have nothing to hide.  If you enjoyed the highlights, watch the full 20 minute talk HERE:

State Privacy Laws Regarding Library Records

Library Privacy Law, Ethics And Third Parties (PowerPoint)