Maryland defends student’s right to privacy on social media


Introduced on Thursday, Maryland’s Senate Bill 434 prohibits institutions “from requiring a student or and applicant for admission to provide access to a personal account or service through an electronic communications device” – by sharing usernames, passwords or unblocking private accounts, for example. This is apparently a common practice, to minor student-athletes’ social media accounts for instances of indecency or impropriety, especially in high-profile sports like football and men’s basketball. Read more here on


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