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IFLA Input for Report on Disinformation

IFLA responded to a call for inputs about human rights impacts of measures against disinformation, issued by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Concerns over – and dialogue about… Read More

  • Publications
  • 23 February 2021

A Look Ahead to the 2020 Internet Governance Forum

Between 2 and 17 November, the first fully-virtual Internet Governance Forum will bring together stakeholders from around the globe. IFLA continues to engage – and encourages libraries to take part in – discussions on how the internet works and should be governed in many areas that impact the library field. From digital inclusion to privacy, access to content, accessibility, digital skills and beyond – there are many relevant discussions worth engaging in. Read More

  • News
  • 02 November 2020
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Submission to OHCHR Call for Inputs on Children’s Privacy

Drawing on the library sector’s experiences, IFLA has prepared a response to the call for inputs launched by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, focusing on the privacy rights of children and issues… Read More

  • Publications
  • 01 October 2020

Libraries and Children’s Right to Privacy: IFLA Submits Comments to OHCHR Call for Inputs

Libraries have a traditional and longstanding commitment to defending the privacy of their users. As institutions that come into contact with children and teens’ data in the course of their everyday work, libraries have developed good practices on how to keep this data private and confidential – and to help their young audiences develop the skills to stay safe and maintain their privacy online. Read More

  • News
  • 01 October 2020
  • By: anonymous

Users’ Rights Cannot be Collateral Damage: IFLA Submits Comments on European Commission Guidance on Upload Filter Provisions of Copyright Directive

IFLA has submitted a response to a consultation by the European Commission on guidance to Member States on how to implement the controversial new provisions on internet platforms introduced by the 2019 Copyright Directive. In the face of efforts by rightholder organisations to wish away the protections offered for user rights – including the enjoyment of exceptions and limitations to copyright – IFLA has joined other groups working to safeguard these guarantees as part of a balanced overall regime. Read More

  • News
  • 16 September 2020
  • By: anonymous

IFLA Intellectual Freedom Checklist

The IFLA Intellectual Freedom Statement celebrates its 20th birthday in 2019. But how well is it being implemented in countries, library associations and libraries? IFLA’s new Intellectual Freedom Checklist provides a tool for finding out. The IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom… Read More

  • Publications
  • 09 December 2019