Dewey Decibel Podcast: Privacy Concerns

Episode 50 looks at Zoombombing and protecting patron data

May 15, 2020

Dewey Decibel: Privacy Concerns

In Episode 50, Dewey Decibel looks at privacy issues in libraries, including how COVID-19 is affecting privacy for patrons and librarians alike.

First, Dewey Decibel host and American Libraries Senior Editor Phil Morehart speaks with Becky Yoose, a library data privacy consultant with LDH Consulting Services, about Zoombombing—what it is, who it targets, and how to stop it. Next, Morehart talks with Peter McCracken, electronic resources librarian at Cornell University, about a privacy-services program instituted by the library to protect patron data and how the pandemic is affecting those services.

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