How does one ensure patron privacy on library public computers which will be shared by several people every day? Are there a standard set of defaults, or guidelines to assist in selecting defaults, which can be applied?
I'm thinking specifically in the context of a public computing lab in a library where users share the same login session. I'm also particularly interested in web browsers because I believe those are where patrons A) spend the majority of their time, & B) expose their most sensitive data. So, for instance, a scenario that needs to be avoided might be Jane Doe searching for "how to build a bomb" in the library catalog & then the web browser's autofill suggesting that search to the next user. While I'm well aware of how to prevent this using browser settings (e.g. "don't offer to autofill forms"), I'm unaware of any set of standards (published by, say, ALA or another pertinent organization) or well-known research on the topic.