National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Libraries have a long history of supporting the privacy of patron data. Despite this history, the nature of patron privacy in a digital environment is evolving in ways that are outside of the direct control of libraries. For example, many library systems are cloud-based and managed by vendors, and much of the digital content is Web-based and controlled by publishers. In both cases the library does not directly control interaction data. The National Information Standards Organization has launched a project to develop a consensus framework around patron privacy in these systems, bringing together libraries, publishers and vendors. This session will describe the principles developed as an output of that project.