#WLIC2016 – “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”

L’Etat dispose aujourd’hui d’outils de contrôle dont les dictatures du XXe siècle n’auraient pas osé rêver. Comment les bibliothèques s’inscrivent-elles dans ce système ? Comment peuvent-elles protéger leurs utilisateurs, et pourquoi le doivent-elles ?

Who’s in control? Privacy, the Internet and libraries
16.08.2016, 09:30 – 12:45Hall E – Session 122  – Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) (SI)

Day by day issues of privacy and the internet are becoming more challenging for librarians as digital services in libraries continue to grow. This session focuses on a number of case studies concerning privacy, libraries and the internet, both those where we can influence the issues and those which have an impact but which are beyond our control. The case studies are followed by a panel discussion on the issues raised during the session, particularly focusing on questions from the audience.

Oui, c’est encore un billet concernant la conférence IFLA de l’année dernière, mais sur un sujet qui devient toujours plus d’actualité après chaque nouvelle loi sécuritaire. Bonne lecture !

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#WLIC2016 – Internet, nouvelle Suisse ?

L’IFLA a publié l’année dernière une déclaration sur la neutralité du net, sujet auquel une session de la conférence annuelle était évidemment dédiée. Avec le changement d’administration, c’est un sujet qui revient sur le devant de la scène, et malheureusement pas de manière positive.

The Internet’s New Gatekeepers? Net Neutrality and Libraries – Copyright and Other Legal Matters (CLM) with Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE)

Net Neutrality is the term used to describe the principle by which all traffic – films, music, documents – is treated equally over an internet connection. It is threatened by actors who seek to give preference to one type of traffic over another, effectively restricting choice and determining which parts of the internet people will find easiest to use. Inevitably, the most powerful will be better placed to optimise the performance of their content.
For libraries, whose mission is to give access to knowledge equitably, the idea that access should be controlled or made harder for reasons which have nothing to do with fundamental rights is a worrying one. This session will explain more about what net neutrality is, and what it means for librarians and library workers, as summed up in IFLA’s Statement on the topic.

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