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Privacy : Privacy and the Government

Books about Privacy and the Government

Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission – is the federal agency with primary responsibility for consumer privacy. Privacy is a key element of the FTC’s consumer protection mission. Congress established the FTC as the primary agency responsible for protecting consumers and preserving competition between businesses, while curbing the worst abuse of the free market.

THE USA Patriot Act

The USA PATRIOT Act –“Uniting and Strengthen America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” was a means of increasing the security of the nation.

Congress expanded the types of records to which law enforcement can gain access to “any tangible thing (including books, records, papers, documents, and other items) for an investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, provided that such investigation of a United States person is not conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.  

Carson, B. M. (2007). The law of libraries and archives. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press. Location - W.T. Young Library Call # KF4315 .C37 2007

Privacy in the Workplace

Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring

   Employers want to be sure their employees are doing a good job, but employees don't want their every sneeze or trip to the water cooler logged. 

 Employment Background Checks : A Job Seeker's Guide

   Job applicants and existing employees as well as volunteers may be asked to submit to background checks.

Fact Sheets . (n.d.). | Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Retrieved August 4, 2014, from