Privacy and User Data Collection

Date: September 27, 2018
Moderator: Sarah Lin, Singularity
Speaker: Emily Dust Nimsakont , Rutgers University

BoK Domains: Information Management, Research + Analysis

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Libraries collect data on users, from who they are to what they do as they interact with the library and its services, and utilize that data for various purposes. The advent of technology allows tracking on an entirely new scale and brings with it concerns about user privacy. Are those concerns universal? Are all libraries affected in the same way? How can librarians think constructively and proactively about best practices about what data they collect, what they do with it and how long they keep it? This webinar will open participants to ideas of user privacy and organizational priorities to enable them to discover the privacy concerns relevant to their own institution.

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