"For those who need a single-volume compendium of ALA positions and documents regarding privacy/confidentiality, emerging technologies, and their impact on privacy/confidentiality concerns and issues now and in the future, this work meets that need."
"[A]n extremely useful and timely guide to the privacy issues and concerns encountered in libraries....[t]he book's greatest contributions are raising the awareness of privacy issues and trends in libraries and providing a handbook for navigating the sticky privacy issues that practicing librarians face every day on the job. Privacy in the 21st Century is an excellent resource, one to keep on hand for consultation and frequent referral."
"This book examines privacy protections under state and federal law, as well as threats to privacy from various federal surveillance programs, and privacy issues relating to Internet use. Separate chapters address the different library settings, and the appendices include sample privacy audits and privacy policies."
"These authors have done an excellent job of dealing with the issues for not only teacher-librarians, but for all school professionals. This book is required reading for an update on a very important issue."
"[V]aluable to any library currently reviewing its policies relating to privacy and confidentiality."
"Authors Helen R. Adams, Robert F. Bocher, Carol A. Gordon, and Elizabeth Barry-Kessler discuss recent laws--including the USA Patriot Act--that have had an impact on individual privacy, and explore specific issues for each type of library. They consider the future of privacy and include sample privacy and confidentiality policies."