MI Patron Info Fishing Expedition

Submitted by Anna on Tue, 07/06/2004 - 18:30

AshtabulaGuy writes "The following story was referenced on MICHLIB-L on the morning of July 6th. Caleb Marker, a law student clerking with Flory & Associates (a law firm in Okemos, Michigan), has been requesting information about patrons from libraries under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Marker's expressed reason in response to the uproar created was that he wanted to create a profile of library users. Library directors in Michigan have been fighting the request and have been seeking counsel as to how FOIA may conflict with Michigan's patron privacy laws. Read the story at The Detroit News "