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One New Thing
Monday, September 13, 2004
One New Thing: Computer privacy.

LibrarianInBlack.net pointed to an article from WebJunction titled Protecting Patron Privacy on Public PCs. I picked up one or two tips from here that I didn’t know about security and privacy on computers, such as the difference between first-party and third-party cookies. There are some good points about paper records and privacy implications too – in an electronic world, it’s easy to forget that sometimes the things we write down might be just as sensitive. Just as an example, how many times when on the phone do you scribble a patron’s name, phone number, and query, then once you’ve responded to them, add the piece of paper to a pile somewhere and forget about it…?

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