Effective on Friday, December 7th, 2012 no public or private institution of higher education may require a student to disclose their username and password to any social media site. The college could not ask to the student whether they have such an account or for the student to show the college their entries in the site. This prohibition also applies to those who are applying for enrollment at the school.
The version that passed out of the legislature and signed by the Governor on Dec. 7th is different than what was originally introduced. The difference is that the law only applies to students whereas the previous version applied to job applicants and employees as well as students.
It may be the enacted version is different as a “companion bill”A2878 would apply to almost all employers which may include institutions of higher education. A2878 is awaiting the Governor’s signature. For more information on both bills take a look at my June Post, Do You Want a Job? Then Hand Over Your Facebook Account! or a portion of my presentation, Important Developments Affecting Businesses.