Should parents be able to see children's library records? Amanda Welsh points out an article about a bill in Maine, sponsored by Rep. Randy E. Hotham, that would require public libraries to tell parents what books their children have checked out.
The bill is definitely part of a trend ... what do librarylaw blog readers think? Should parents be able to see their children's records, and if so how should "parents", "children" and "records" be defined? My thoughts, generally, on the topic are here.
For more on this topic, see PIPEDA and Canadian Privacy Law: Privacy and Public Libraries, which links to a presentation on the topic and has a bit of a dialogue with Mary in the comments.