The Public Theater in New York City is home to the Public Forum, which calls itself “the theater of ideas” and is host to various conversations and performances on a broad array of topics. On 1 August 2016, James Graham, Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Ronson, and Sherry Turkle took to the stage to form a panel–moderated by Michael Friedman–on the issue of privacy in today’s digital age.
As a graduate student of Library and Information Science, privacy is something that comes up frequently in my courses. It is imperative for future information professionals to have an understanding of the rights of our patrons, and throughout the one semester I have under my belt I’ve learned a lot about my own rights as a citizen of this country. For example, police are apparently required to have a court order before obtaining access to patron records. Continue reading