DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill prohibiting universities and colleges in Delaware from requiring that students or applicants for enrollment provide their social networking login information.
The bill, which passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday, 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. The bill includes exemptions for investigations by police agencies or a school's public safety department if criminal activity is suspected.
The Senate approved the measure after striking language in a House amendment that expanded the scope of the bill to include elementary and secondary schools. The bill now goes back to House for approval of the Senate revision.
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