In a post on the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Policy Notes blog, ARL’s Brandon Butler points out that on Tuesday the association filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that suggest the it, “require strong protection for reader privacy in the Google Books service.”
Butler also points out that anyone file comments with the commission but they must be submitted by May 2, 2011. This EPIC web page has a place to leave comments for the FTC.
From the Policy Notes Blog Post:
In its comments to the FTC, ARL points out the privacy concerns libraries and other organizations had raised about the proposed Google Books settlement. While the proposed settlement has been rejected by the court, many of the privacy concerns raised in that context are still relevant to the existing Google Books service. The FTC’s order provides an opportunity to ensure that Google addresses those concerns.