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Article: Libraries uphold privacy, Law student may sue for information on patrons

The Detroit News has an interesting story about a law student who is demanding that area libraries hand over patron names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
"Marker’s request is made under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, which allows the public access to documents created or held by a public body. Library directory information, however, is considered private and is exempted from disclosure by the state’s library privacy laws."

"None of the libraries have turned over the information, Marker said, though some have asked for a 10-day extension to respond. Marker said he is considering challenging the state library privacy laws in court. Librarians promise a long and bitter fight."

Source:  Library Link of the Day