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CA Moves To Protect Students' Social Media Privacy


August 22, 2012

California’s Senate unanimously approved legislation to ban colleges and universities from requiring students to provide passwords to their social media pages, Mashable reports. The bill now moves to Gov. Jerry Brown for approval. “California is set to end this unacceptable invasion of personal privacy,” said State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco). “The practice of employers or colleges demanding social media passwords is entirely unnecessary and completely unrelated to someone’s performance or abilities.” Maryland’s Senate recently passed a similar law.
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