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Privacy : Privacy in Kentucky

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State Privacy Law Regarding Library Records

The state of Kentucky does not provide statutory protection for library patron records.

Chmara, T. (2009). Privacy and confidentiality issues: A guide for libraries and their lawyers. Chicago: American Library Association.

Consumer Protection

The state constitution says new laws take effect 90 days of the legislature adjourns.

Consumer Protection HB 232 Requires businesses and other entities to notify consumers if a security breach might have resulted in the unauthorized acquisition of consumers' personal or financial information.

New Laws Go on the Books in Kentucky July 15. (n.d.). Retrieved July 15, 2014, from http://wkyufm.org/post/new-laws-go-books-kentucky-july-15

State Privacy Laws for Libraries and Archives

Kentucky have provisions for library privacy in Attorney General opinions. Kentucky's Attorney General opinions apply to all libraries supported at least 25 percent by public funds.The states and territories are generally in agreement that registration and circulation records are confidential.

Arkansas statue reads :"Confidential library records" means documents or information in any format retained in a library that identify a patron as having requested, used, or obtained specific materials, including, but not limited to, circulation of library records, materials, computer database searches, interlibrary loan transactions, reference queries, patent searches, requests for photocopies of library materials, title reserve requests, or the use of audiovisual materials, films, or records.

Chmara, T. (2009). Privacy and confidentiality issues: A guide for libraries and their lawyers. Chicago: American Library Association.