CDT has released our analysis of the privacy implications of the settlement in the Google Book Search lawsuit, which includes a detailed set of privacy recommendations for Google to consider as the service is developed.
As David Sohn initially wrote in October, CDT believes the settlement has a lot to offer the reading public, namely dramatically expanding access to the millions of books Google has scanned and indexed. Such a shift, though, does not come without concerns, particularly with respect to traditional the library values of patron privacy and intellectual freedom. With the release of today's report, CDT joins our colleagues at the EFF, the ACLU, and UC-Berkeley's Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic, in calling for strong privacy protections in the expanded service.
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