Private: Keeping your library records private

On March 6, U.S. Representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont introduced the Freedom to Read Protection Act, which would “amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to exempt bookstores and libraries from orders requiring the production of any tangible things [including your library and purchase records] for certain foreign intelligence investigations.”

At present, the bill has 48 cosponsors. We should all keep an eye on its status.

The president of the American Booksellers Association for Free Expression has written a brief article supporting the proposed act and urging us to ask our legislators to support the measure.

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