What’s a little larceny between friends? Confessions of an info-thief


A fictional library employee and info-thief discusses the theft of borrower data and its illicit uses. Such data can be sold to persons interested in compiling mailing lists containing the personal information of people who might wish to buy real estate, travel packages, and other goods and services. Better security for library systems is needed to thwart info-thieves.


Borrower data

Data security

Data theft



Information theft


Mailing list


Your library’s borrower records are worth a bundle. Are they secure? The following is a chapter of an autobiography that is sure to attract a large readership, particularly among ...

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