Hot Topic: Keeping Up with the Legalities of Electronic Surveillance (A5)

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Speakers: Carol Ottolenghi, Ohio Attorney General; Matthew Donahue, Ohio Attorney General’s Office; David Gray, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School Law

How do you feel about billboards that can “talk” to your smartphone and send you tailored messages? Can the data involved in that communication be subpoenaed? Is law enforcement allowed to search the GPS on your mobile device? Can government drones peek over privacy fences? Librarians have long been considered “privacy warriors” when it comes to protecting patrons, but as technologies and laws rapidly change and electronic surveillance expands, has our awareness kept pace? How does this awareness affect the legal research we conduct, and the instruction we provide? In this session, participants will be brought up to speed on this expanding area of law, and the implications for librarians and those we serve.

NOTE: One or more speakers did not consent to the AALL recording release and this program was not recorded. However, the program’s supplemental materials are available.

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