California Senate passes social media privacy legislation

Bill awaits governor’s signature, would bar schools’ access to students’ social media accounts

California college students’ social media profiles could soon be protected from scrutiny.

On Tuesday, the California Senate unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit colleges and universities from requesting access to students’ social media accounts. The bill now moves to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown for passage by the end of the month. California employees and job applicants could also soon gain protection—a bill that would protect their social media accounts is currently awaiting a Senate vote.

Ashley Post

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