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Tuesday
Jul032012

Delaware Set To Enact Law Limiting Educators' Access to Students' Social Media Accounts

A student alerted me that Delaware is set to enact legislation, pending the governor's signature, that would curtail the authority of public and private schools, at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels, to turn over their passwords to social media absent student consent.  For higher education, this has some especially important implications for athletics, where many colleges and universities have implemented substantial monitoring of student athletes' social media activities. Here is more information about the legislation at a posting on the Wall Street Journal Law Blog and from a blog posting by attorney Bradley Shear, who helped legislators to draft the law.

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