Those who have had too much fun or overshared on their social networks can exhale, at least in California. As TECH CRUNCH reports, the state has banned employers and universities from demanding the passwords to those networks. The law goes into effect January 1.
This kind of ban was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and died. So right now it looks like this will be handled on the state level.
In this era when the social contract between employers and employees, the university and its consumers is being redefined, it's simply asking for trouble to ask for a password.