- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state House has approved a bill that would prohibit teachers and school officials from prying into students’ private personal social media accounts.

Representatives voted 36-22 Wednesday for the bill, which had passed the Senate earlier. However, the House made changes to the proposal that the Senate must approve before it can be sent on to the governor.

Under the bill, school district employees could not require a student to provide his or her login information for access to private emails, text messages or other social media belonging to the student. School officials would have to ask parents first in order to gain access to a student’s private social media account or cellphone.

The bill also seeks to protect data that has identifying information about individual students.


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