Sunday, December 17, 2017

Following up on previous post about the LexisNexis-ICE controversy

Following up on a story Joe Hodnicki reported at the Law Librarian Blog about LexisNexis, along with several other big data companies, allegedly being interested in working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") by supplying database search services in connection with the agency's planned "extreme vetting" immigration program presently under development. A blog post about this issue published at the RIPS (Research, Instruction, and Patron Services) Law Librarian Blog (which is maintained by the American Association of Law Libraries) was taken down apparently on the advice of AALL's General Counsel.  Joe has some further commentary about possibly reasons the blog post was taken down along with expressing some concerns about end user privacy insofar as information imparted by immigration attorney doing searches on LexisNexis might compromise their client's privacy should the company in fact start working on ICE's  extreme vetting program. You can read Joe's full commentary here.


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