The following is a sample of
recent publications acquired by the library. Many other publications can be
identified via CAMEO.
Violence and the Politics of Privacy (2003)
HUNT STACKS-2 HV6626.2
Security and Privacy (2002)
E&S 005.8 A18I 2002
QA75 .L75 NO. 2384
- Naked in
Cyberspace: How to Find Personal Information Online (2002)
JK2445 .P82 L36 2002
SEI JK2445 .P82 L36 2002
helps researchers find personal information online but also addresses related
our Patrons' Privacy: What Every Librarian Needs to Know about the USA Patriot
Act & Related Anti-Terrorism Measures
- Spying with
Maps: Surveillance Technologies and the Future of Privacy
E&S TK7882 .E2 M65 2002
(Carnegie Mellon users only)
CIS Annual: Congressional Information
Vol. 1-28, 1970-1997 (annual)
provides comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information. It includes
laws and regulations, proposed and recent bills, bill tracking, testimony,
legislative histories, the Congressional Record, and more. Documents are
available in full-text; the years of coverage vary by document type. In
addition, microfiche copies of full-text documents are available in Hunt
Reference from 1977 to the present.
International (Carnegie Mellon users only)
January 1972- (updated
Public Affairs Information Service. Vol.15-,
HUNT REF-1 INDEX
This literature guide on
current international economic and social conditions presents a public policy
perspective. It covers articles, books, conference proceedings, government
documents, book chapters, and statistical directories about public affairs.
The print version must be used for years prior to 1972; only the online
database is available after 1994.
- Privacy Act
Issuances (through GPO Access)
1995, 1997, 1999, 2001
Issuances contain descriptions of federal agency systems of records maintained
on individuals and rules agencies follow to assist individuals who request
information about their records.
of Information Act (U.S. Department of
Federal agencies are required under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However,
agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three
exclusions contained in the statute. The FOIA applies only to federal agencies
and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts,
or by state or local government agencies. Each state has its own public access
laws that should be consulted for access to state and local records.
- Privacy Act of
1974 (U.S. Department of Justice)
The Privacy Act can generally be
characterized as an omnibus "code of fair information practices" that attempts
to regulate the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personal
information by federal executive branch agencies.
- Driver's Privacy Protection Act (Legal Information
Provides the text of the law.
- The Financial Modernization Act of 1999 (Federal Trade
Also known as the "Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, this law includes
provisions to protect consumers’ personal financial information held by
financial institutions. "Financial Institutions" include not only banks,
securities firms, and insurance companies, but also companies providing many
other types of financial products and services to consumers. Among these
services are lending, brokering or servicing any type of consumer loan,
transferring or safeguarding money, preparing individual tax returns,
providing financial advice or credit counseling, providing residential real
estate settlement services, collecting consumer debts, and an array of other
of Consumer Financial Information (Pennsylvania Insurance
Information regarding the privacy of personal financial
information in Pennsylvania.
- Opinion Polls
Few opinion polls focus on privacy issues but many
polls include a privacy question or questions. The Elections and Public Opinion Polls page contains links to a
number of sources for polling data.
- The Center for Democracy and
The CDT site offers news and information on the issues of free speech,
data privacy, government surveillance, copyright, domain names, and
international issues. The CDT also tracks federal legislation that affects the
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
The EFF was founded in 1990 to "defend our rights to think, speak,
and share our ideas, thoughts, and needs using new technologies, such as the
Internet and the World Wide Web." The EFF site features the current hot topics
of anonymity, anti-terrorism, censorship, copyright law, digital rights
management, filtering, surveillance, and the USA PATRIOT Act.
- Electronic Privacy Infomation
EPIC is a public interest reserch center founded in 1994.
This site offers a comprehensive listing of reports and updates on many issues
concerning privacy, including air travel privacy, census privacy, children's
privacy, driving records, Internet privacy, telemarketing, workplace privacy,
and many others. The site also contains privacy tools like html filters,
Congressional bill tracking, and other privacy resources.
- Privacy Rights
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a nonprofit consumer
education, research, and advocacy program. They provide information and tips
on protecting privacy in several different areas.
Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)
commercial online content providers who either have actual knowledge that they
are dealing with a child 12 or under or who aim their content at children to
obtain verifiable parental consent before they can collect, archive, use, or
resell any personal information pertaining to that child.
- Focus on Privacy Resources (American Bar Association)
is a bibliography of books and websites relating to privacy issues.
- Internet Fraud Watch
(National Consumers League)
Contains tips regarding internet fraud, types
of fraud against businesses, and statistics on internet fraud.
Data Mining Privacy
- Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
latest news and information regarding HIPAA security and privacy compliance,
including a timeline of important deadlines and links to Federal and State
- Institute for
Health Freedom: Health Privacy
This site includes news and
- Policy and Legislation:
Genetic Discrimination (National Human Genome Research Institute)
government site tracks federal legislation related to genetic discrimination
issues and provides links to other government-related genetic and health
privacy related sites.
Genetic Privacy Laws (National Conference of State Legislatures)
site shows which states have enacted genetic privacy laws, a link to each law,
and information on whether or not informed consent is required when releasing
Library Association: Office of Intellectual Freedom
Addresses a number
of issues concerning libraries, intellectual freedom, and privacy.
This guide was
originally developed for Carnegie Mellon University Libraries by Mary
Wojtkiewicz, graduate student in the Department of Library and Information
Science, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2003. It was updated by Christopher
Lemery, graduate student in the Department of Library and Information Science,
University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2008.