ALA Anaheim 2012

June 23, 2012 - 9:00am
Anaheim, CA

IS THE USA PATRIOT ACT OUR NEW STANDARD?
Special Session of the Washington Update on Cybersecurity and Open Government
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 23, 2012 in
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Could recent cybersecurity bills erode our civil liberties as well as our right to know what our government is doing?   Why are these bills of concern for libraries and our patrons?  Join Dr. Patrice McDermott, director of OPENTHEGOVERNMENT.COM and Rainey Reitman, Activism Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and learn more about bills like H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).  Learn how social networking tools are being used to garner grassroots support and why we need more openness in government on these critical security issues.   Plenty of time to ask your questions and find out how you can become involved.

Learn more and register: http://www.alaannual.org/

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