Book Groups, Librarians Support USA FREEDOM Act

The Campaign for Reader Privacy, a coalition including PEN American Center and booksellers, publishers, librarians, and authors, is asking the House of Representatives to quickly pass without weakening the… More

Book Groups Endorse Freedom Act to Restore Privacy

The Campaign for Reader Privacy, which represents booksellers, librarians, publishers, and authors, today urged Congress to pass the USA Freedom Act to restore privacy protections that were eliminated by… More

Congress Fails to Protect Reader Privacy Again

Organizations representing booksellers, librarians, publishers, and authors today expressed frustration and disappointment at the decision by Congress yesterday to reauthorize the expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act for… More

House to Vote on Reader Privacy Amendment

Just a day after the House of Representatives approved a 10-month extension of the Patriot Act, House members from both parties announced today that they will try to add… More

House Votes This Week on Patriot Act Extension

The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a bill that will extend the Patriot Act through December 8 without providing additional protections for the privacy… More

Reader Privacy Advocates Urge Calls to Congress

As debate begins in Washington again over the reauthorization of sections of the USA Patriot Act that expire on February 28, the Campaign for Reader Privacy, representing librarians, booksellers,… More

Reader Privacy Fight Resumes in Congress

Just four weeks before controversial portions of the USA Patriot Act are set to expire, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) last week reintroduced a reauthorization bill that would restore protections… More

Reader Privacy Advocates Cheer New Investigation

Inspector General Glenn Fine announced his investigation this week in a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In March, Leahy asked Attorney General… More