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Data Privacy / Library User Surveillance: Overview

Background: Digital Privacy

These papers provide some deep context for the issue of library user privacy.

Library Privacy Advocacy

Libraries and librarians have long advocated for user privacy. In an analog world, protecting a user's right to open inquiry without one's interests being examined by others was more straightforward than it is within today's digital world. Today, users often don't know when or how personal data are being collected, and librarians continue educating users in protecting their right to privacy.

Learning Analytics & Exam Proctoring

Accelerated by the pandemic, where the number of remotely-administered exams increased exponentially, commercial vendors sold a lot of proctoring software. The question is: How impartial are these systems?