Protection for Student Social Media Info Gets Backing in Dover

Jun 6, 2012

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House has passed a bill prohibiting public and private schools in Delaware from requiring that students or applicants for enrollment provide their social networking login information.

House members on Tuesday voted unanimously for the bill, which 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.

A companion bill that would prevent Delaware employers from demanding that employees and job applicants disclose social media login information cleared a House committee last month.Both bills include amendments that allow exemptions to the privacy requirements for law enforcement agencies investigating possible criminal conduct.