SACRAMENTO - Prospective college students won’t have to reveal their social media user names or passwords if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill California lawmakers passed this week.
The bill passed its final legislative hurdle Tuesday with a unanimous vote in the Senate.
Democratic Senator Leland Yee authored the bill on the heels of reports that some university admissions officers were asking applicants for their account logins.
A separate bill moving through the Legislature would keep employers from asking for social media login information from job applicants. That bill is also expected to pass the Legislature by the end of next week.