Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What Every Librarian Should Know About Electronic Privacy

Woodward, Jeannette. What Every Librarian Should Know About Electronic Privacy. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. isbn 978-1-59158-489-6 025.50285 Woodw

This book addresses many forms of privacy invasion and the parties who are responsible for them. It includes an index and glossary of terms and acronyms....No treatment of electronic privacy would be complete without a study of government privacy intrusions; Woodward provides a critical analysis of the U.S. government's track record on privacy invasion, noting how the government's overdependence on technology has led to inefficient and inadequate law enforcement....Every library should have a copy of this book. It is an excellent guide to the kinds of privacy intrusion that libraries and those who frequent them experience and how to avoid them.