LinkedIn Learning's decision to require patrons to create accounts in the name of security is a privacy concern, but for me it extends well beyond privacy and echoes platform patterns of restricting, limiting, and denying users an explicit choice, despite it being a technically easy thing to offer.
Think back to Twitter's privacy notice options: "Yes" or "Learn More". If patrons want to "learn" on LinkedIn Learning, they must adhere to the platform's guidelines or not use the platform at all as libraries pull out of agreements. Larger question: do we need platforms like LinkedIn Learning at all? What does LinkedIn Learning offer that an employer, educator, or independent study does not offer? It's not just privacy (most of which has been lost or given up freely anyway), it's about dogmatic policy perpetuating a road that leads to nowhere.