Chapter 4: Internet Filtering

Sarah Houghton-Jan

Abstract


Laws and library practices regarding content filtering have a significant impact on library customers’ constitutionally protected access to information, their privacy, and their right to free speech. Libraries have a responsibility to be informed about relevant laws, technologies, and best practices in order to protect the intellectual freedom rights of our customers in an increasingly digital information landscape. This chapter of Privacy and Freedom of Information in 21st-Century Libraries aims to help librarians begin to fulfill that responsibility.


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