Libraries promote themselves to users as havens from data collection and analysis. However, user data is everywhere and with it comes a multitude of opportunities for it to be compromised. It is overwhelming to consider all the different types of systems, policies, and procedures relating to user data. This often prevents libraries from addressing data privacy risks.
You can mitigate that overwhelming feeling by understanding the data lifecycles in your library.
Seeing how user data travels through the library will empower you to create policies and procedures that put user privacy first.