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CA Inching Toward Social Media Privacy Law

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 27, 2012

California's Assembly Judiciary Committee has unanimously passed a bill seeking to prohibit the practice of requiring students to share social media passwords with school and university officials, the Los Angeles Times reports. SB 1349 has already been approved by the full Senate and now moves to the Assembly Higher Education Committee for consideration. Its companion bill, SB 1844, seeks to prohibit the same practice by businesses and is scheduled to be heard today by the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, the report states. Meanwhile, a student has created "We Know What You're Doing" to help raise awareness around ill-suited social media posts.    
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