New Hampshire lawmaker's proposal would extend protection to students' online activities

online-privacyA Concord, N.H. legislator wants to bar colleges and public schools from requiring students to provide access to personal social media accounts, calling such intrusions a violation of personal privacy rights.

"It's to protect students from anyone asking to give up their civil liberties," said Democratic state Rep. Katherine Rogers, whose bill will be considered in the upcoming legislative session.

If approved, students would not have to share account passwords, or "friend" school officials on Facebook, as "friending" reveals non-public activity, she said.


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