Law Library Websites and Third Party Trackers: A Privacy Study


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Librarians are known for protecting the privacy of their patrons, but with the shift to online resources, third parties regularly collect data on library patrons' use of library materials, using this data to target patrons for advertising around the web.

This program will present original research about third party tracking on law school library websites. We'll identify who is surveilling patrons and how, discuss the practical and ethical effects of this loss of patron anonymity, and present strategies (where possible) for curbing third-party tracking of library patrons.

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