TITLE

Breaking the Panopticon

PUB. DATE
November 2013
SOURCE
Library Journal;11/15/2013, Vol. 138 Issue 19, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
91936833

 

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