|Kashmir Hill writes employers and schools demanding social network logins -- including the ACLU Minnesota case I've been blogging about since yesterday. She writes, in part:
The Minnesota high school student, at least, has a strong and relatively clear case. If there was no immediate threat posed by the sexy conversation she allegedly conducted with another student, school officials should have sought a warrant to get access to her Facebook account, or at least gotten permission from her parents.
The student athletes, on the other hand, who are forced to friend their coaches probably don't have much of a legal argument to make. 'They get a benefit: free tuition,' says [privacy lawyer Behnam] Dayanim. 'In exchange, they have to agree to this monitoring by a coach. If they agreed to that with the school in advance, that's a legally sound practice.'