LDH Consulting Services advises libraries and their vendors on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Assessing projects for data needs that will limit the risk of patron privacy violations
  • Assessing systems for potential data privacy risks, and actions to mitigate risk
  • Privacy and confidentiality policies
  • De-identification and pseudonymization of library patron data
  • Staff training on library data privacy and confidentiality practices/policy
  • Data inventories
  • Evaluating data for possible publication as Open Data
  • Data privacy audits

LDH Consulting Services takes a holistic approach with their services, using the data lifecycle to assess library data  privacy and operational needs:

  • Collection – what data is being collected, and for what purpose
  • Storage – where the data is being stored, and in what formats and versions
  • Retention – how long the data is being stored based on various factors, from system defaults to legal regulations
  • Access – who has access to data, including physical and electronic versions of data
  • Reporting – how the data is aggregated and distributed to internal and external audiences
  • Deletion – how data is deleted, including the proper destruction of physical and electronic media

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Disclaimer: LDH Consulting Services does not provide legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.