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Social Media Password Privacy in Michigan
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by John Holmquist

Effective January 1, 2013, the Internet Privacy Protection Act went into effect. The law prohibits employers from requiring employees or applicants to grant access to; to allow observation of; or to disclose information that allows access to personal... Read More

More States Bar the Boss from Workers' Social Media Sites
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by State Net

by Rich Ehisen Amidst concern over employee privacy rights, a growing number of states have restricted the access of employers to their workers' and job applicants' social media accounts. As of May 22, six states this year have adopted... Read More

New Law Makes Personal Social Media Accounts Off-Limits for Oregon Employers
Posted on 22 May 2013 by Barran Liebman LLP

Under current law, an Oregon employer may require employees and applicants to provide access to their personal social media accounts, but that is likely to change very soon. On May 16, 2013, Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2654 ("HB 2654"... Read More

Are Employers Really Asking for Social Media Logins and Passwords? [Survey]
Posted on 11 Mar 2013 by Jon Hyman

Last month, I discussed the recently introduced Ohio Senate Bill 45 , which would prohibit employers "from requiring an applicant or employee to provide access to private electronic accounts of the applicant or employee." As I've earlier... Read More

Congress Blocks Proposed Ban on Requests for Employee Social Media Passwords
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by Eric Meyer

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act , better known as CISPA. CISPA provides for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence... Read More