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Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 51, § 1954. Educational institutions;  prohibited activities;  exceptions

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A. An educational institution shall not do any of the following:

(1) Request or require a student or prospective student to disclose any username, password, or other authentication information that allows access to the student's or prospective student's personal online account.

(2) Expel, discipline, fail to admit, or otherwise penalize or threaten to penalize a student or prospective student for failure to disclose any information specified in this Subsection.

B. An educational institution shall not be prohibited from requesting or requiring a student or prospective student to disclose any username, password, or other authentication information to the educational institution to gain access to or operate any of the following:

(1) An electronic communications device paid for or supplied in whole or in part by the educational institution, except where the device has been provided to the student or prospective student with the intent to permanently transfer ownership of the device to the student or prospective student.

(2) An account or service provided by the educational institution that is either obtained by virtue of the student's or prospective student's admission to the educational institution or used by the student or prospective student for educational purposes.

C. An educational institution shall not be prohibited from doing any of the following:

(1) Viewing, accessing, or utilizing information about a student or prospective student that can be obtained without the information specified in Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section or that is available in the public domain.

(2) Restricting or prohibiting a student's or prospective student's access to certain websites while using an electronic communications device paid for or supplied in whole or in part by the educational institution or while using an educational institution's network or resources, in accordance with state and federal law, except where the device has been provided to the student or prospective student with the intent to permanently transfer the ownership of the device to the student or prospective student.

D. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit or restrict a student or prospective student from self-disclosing any username, password, or other authentication information to the educational institution that allows access to the student's or prospective student's personal online account.

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