Patron Privacy and the Internet of Things: The Intersection of Policy and Technology

Patron Privacy and the Internet of Things: The Intersection of Policy and Technology

By:
Amanda Larsen
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Description: 

As the Internet of Things (IoT advances and an increasing number of personal and household devices become connected, the implications for individual privacy become much greater. Public librarians occupy a unique position in their potential for advocacy and education about privacy and the IoT. Makerspace programs are an especially apt place to begin a dialogue with patrons to help them understand how new technologies can affect their privacy and how they can better navigate online and data-sharing environments. While Canada’s privacy legislation undergoes review over the next few years, librarians can open a dialogue with patrons and provide educational programs that will allow patrons to become more critical digital citizens.

Conference: 
Conference Year: 
2017
Presentation Topic: 
internet of Things