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Daily Dashboard | Librarians, digital archivers prepare for Trump-era surveillance Related reading: OSHA revises COVID-19 workplace tracking guidance

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Major public and private libraries are preparing for a new era of potentially increased government surveillance by changing their privacy policies to limit what personal data is collected and retained, the Guardian reports. Earlier this week, the New York Public Library changed its privacy policy to reflect a more careful stance on what data it maintains and is liable to turn over in cases of government subpoena. Similarly, digital library Archive.org, which preserves all public-facing websites for posterity, plans to create a Canada-based backup for its repository. "We have [seen] statements by President Trump saying he's against net neutrality and he wants to expand libel laws," Archive.org founder Brewster Kahle said. "Even before the election we had made the decision to host at least Canadian materials in Canada," Kahle noted, adding, "They have rigorous privacy rules" in the country.
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