Privacy does matter, and libraries should be proud of the fact that we value and protect privacy. Especially since other entities are whittling away at individual privacy:
So much of the discussion of late around privacy centers on its tradeoffs with security. Want to feel safe on a plane? Then you won’t mind having a full-body X-ray or a pat down that could easily be mistaken for a third date. Want to fight terrorism? Then it’d be fine to have the government read all your emails, listen to your phone calls, and know what you search online. Besides, if you don’t have anything to hide….
Well, it’s not fine with me, and it’s not fine with libraries, and it shouldn’t be fine with you. In None of Your Beeswax Joe Janes discusses his thoughts on the topic.