New Study Documents Law Enforcement Inquiries on Library Patron Data

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 20, 2005

From today’s New York Times, Libraries Say Yes, Officials Do Quiz Them About Users reports on a study, not yet released by the American Library Association (ALA), that documents law enforcement inquiries for information on library patrons’ reading materials. The article indicates that there have been “at least 200 formal and informal inquiries to libraries… since October 2001.”

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