The privacy of library users and confidentiality of library records are of utmost importance to the profession. Laws, regulations, and guidelines should protect the privacy of library users and support the free and open exchange of ideas and information.
Privacy of Library Users
- Letter to Chairman Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, To urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider President Trump’s nominees to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (August 29, 2018)
- Letter to Chairman McCain, Chairman Thornberry, Ranking Member Reed and Ranking Member Smith, To express our support for the Email Privacy Act, included in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 13, 2018)
- Letter to Representatives, To urge members to vote “Yes” on the USA RIGHTS amendment (January 17, 2018)
- Letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, To urge that any reform proposal to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act include a full fix requiring all agencies to obtain a warrant based on probable cause to search Section 702 data for information about U.S. citizens and residents (October 3, 2017)
- Letter to Members of Congress, To urge a “No” vote on reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act if it is not significantly reformed (September 7, 2017)
- Letter to Chairman Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, Senate Judiciary Committee, To express our concerns about the privacy record of the President-Elect’s nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Senator Jeff Sessions (January 9, 2017)