July 30, 2014

Arizona Bill Would Expand Library Privacy Law

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From the Associated Press:

A bill advancing in the Arizona Legislature would add protections for ebook readers under the state’s existing library privacy law.

A Senate panel is expected to move the bill forward Monday. The House passed the measure in a 57-1 vote in early March.

The measure seeks to include digital books under material protected by the state law that prohibits the disclosure of public library records.

Officials who release information about someone’s requested or checked out library material face misdemeanor charges in Arizona.

Read the Legislation (HB 2165)

From Last Week: Digital Book Privacy Bill Introduced in New Jersey General Assembly

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.