So much of the recent technology news has been about the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that just went into effect. It's a set of rules about everyone in the EU's personal data privacy rights. But should your library do something about it? GDPR privacy standards are fast becoming the international standard for privacy. California has a similar law on the November ballot called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. If that passes, then a number of U.S. states will probably follow suit.
The website design firm Hallam Internet has published a very useful blog post on concrete, practical things that anyone with a website (including libraries) can do to comply with GDPR. Find the Hallam Internet piece here. For some good, clear info on what GDPR is and who it affects, I recommend Idealware's GDPR: Is Your Organization Ready?