May 26, 2022

New Video: Digital Privacy: An Introduction to HTTPS

We post and discuss about digital privacy often on infoDOCKET especially as it relates to libraries and believe a basic understanding of key privacy issues and technology is essential for librarians.

One topic that we’ve mentioned a lot in the past year has been HTTPS, a popular type of encryption that helps secure data as it moves across the Internet.

Recently, 18F, the digital design and development inside the General Services Administration (US Fed. Government), conducted a webinar that provided an introduction to HTTPS.

We’ve embedded the 66 minute video below and also recommend taking reviewing “What Every Librarian Needs to Know About HTTPS” from the Electronic Frontier Foundation

US Federal CIO Signs Memorandum Requiring HTTPS For all Government Websites by End of 2016

Project Muse Moving to SSL, HTTPS URLs Will Begin Appearing This May

Bibliocommons Will Expand Use of SSL To Include Entire Search Process

EFF and Others Launching New, Free Certificate Authority to Help Increase Encrypted Internet Traffic

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.