Protecting Student Social Media Information in Delaware

Jun 5, 2012

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House is poised to vote on a bill that prohibits public and private schools in Delaware from requiring that a student or applicant provide their social networking login information.

The bill to be voted on Tuesday also prohibits schools and universities from requesting that a student or applicant log onto a social networking site so that school officials can access the site profile or account.

Last month, a companion bill that would prevent Delaware employers from demanding that employees and job applicants disclose social media login information cleared a House committee.

Both bills include amendments that allow exemptions to the privacy requirements for law enforcement agencies investigating possible criminal conduct.