Breaking the Panopticon

November 2013
Library Journal;11/15/2013, Vol. 138 Issue 19, p1
Trade Publication
The article discusses the libraries as the privacy-protecting, commercial-free civic spaces and the call for librarians to extend the principles of the American Library Association (ALA) Code of Ethics to digital environments. Particular focus is given to the Internet which have become English philosopher Jeremy Bentham's panopticon. It is the author's views that librarians have a duty to advocate for better privacy protection in communication protocols, on websites, and in mobile platforms.


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