House Bill 5523 was passed by Michigan's House of Representatives was signed into law by Michigan governor Rick Snyder. This bill,"prohibit[s] employers and educational institutions from requiring certain individuals to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of personal internet accounts." In other words, no boss or school can force its workers or students into giving them the login information to their social media accounts. The hope is that this will protect the internet privacy of these individuals in a more social media-centered world.
Several other states have also began to make changes to their laws concerning internet privacy. Delaware, California, and Maryland have all taken steps in protecting students and employees from online privacy violations by their schools or workplaces