ACLU of Northern California, Digital Books: A New Chapter for Reader Privacy (Mar. 2010) (full-text).
This publication is the second in a series of issue papers by the ACLU of Northern California that discuss new technology trends and their consequences. This paper examines the history of reader privacy and explores opportunities for consumers, businesses, and policymakers to work together to update and enhance these protections.
- Part I of the paper discusses the history of strong legal and policy protections for reader privacy.
- Part II covers the emerging privacy issues related to digital book services.
- Part III evaluates whether existing legal protections are sufficient to address these issues.
- Part IV proposes policy and legislative steps that should be taken to safeguard reader privacy for the digital age.