Jul 242010
 
 July 24, 2010  Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality has banned parents from breaking their children’s privacy, including internet chat records and text messages, the Chongqing Evening News reports.

The regulation on the protection of minors was adopted by the municipal legislature on Friday and will go into effect on September 1, when the new semester begins.

No institution or individual is allowed to check a minor’s letters, diaries, emails, records of online chats and mobile phone messages, without his or her permission, article 39 of the regulation says.

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