- Limit personal information
- Avoid creating unnecessary records
- Avoid retaining records
"Policies that set minimum age limits for access to any nonprint materials or information technology, with or without parental permission, abridge library use for minors. Age limits based on the cost of the materials are also unacceptable. Librarians, when dealing with minors, should apply the same standards to circulation of nonprint materials as are applied to books and other print materials except when directly and specifically prohibited by law."
"Parents and childrenWe respect the privacy of all library patrons, no matter their age. Parents, guardians or caretakers of a child under age 18 who wish to obtain access to a child’s library records, including the number or titles of materials checked out or overdue, must provide the child’s library card or card number."
"Most governments recognize the need to protect the privacy of their citizens, to some degree at least. These protections occur at different levels of government, and have different concerns and styles. In this article we will look at some of the ways in which privacy is protected by the law, particularly in the United States."
I Love Libraries, www.ilovelibraries.org/get-involved/key-issues/privacy.
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“Multnomah County Library.” Privacy and Confidentiality of Library Records | Multnomah County Library, multcolib.org/privacy-and-confidentiality-library-records.
University, Santa Clara. “Privacy and the Law.” Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, www.scu.edu/ethics/focus-areas/internet-ethics/resources/privacy-and-the-law/.