Delaware state House eyes social media privacy

    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.

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