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Massachusetts state senate unanimously votes in support of student and employee privacy

Yesterday the Massachusetts state senate voted unanimously in support of legislation that would bar employers and schools from demanding access to private employee or student social media accounts.

Now that the state senate has passed its version, S.2034, the house must pass H.386 before the proposal reaches the governor’s desk for the signature that would make it law.

State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem, the bill’s senate sponsor, told reporters, “We’d never permit an employer or school staff to search our homes, read our mail, look at private videos or photo albums. Our private communications shouldn’t cease to be protected just because they’re posted in personal social media accounts.”

The ACLU also supports the legislation. Read more about our state legislative priorities.

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