Originally presented February 8, 2023

Unprecedented threats to the privacy and security of library patrons have emerged in recent years, from book challenges to online data and general AI advances that can prey on our most vulnerable populations. More than ever, it is critical to protect our patrons from the tremendous risks they face when enjoying the resources within our walls.  

Join Matt Beckstrom and Brady Lund for this webinar on privacy audits. Matt and Brady provide a primer on library privacy audits for ensuring the physical and electronic privacy of patrons, including understanding data flows, access, and policy issues. They further discuss how to train your staff and patrons to be “risk aware” and contribute to the vitality of the library.  

Participants completing this webinar will understand the value of the privacy audit and how to conduct one for their organization, whether large or small. Relevant design, policy, and training issues will be learned. Though this session focuses primarily on public libraries, several aspects of the discussion will be relevant to other types of libraries as well.  

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