Labor and Employment Law

More States Consider Facebook-Privacy Legislation

Maryland was the first state to pass legislation prohibiting employers from requiring an employee or applicant to turn over his or her Facebook password or log-in information for other social-networking sites.

On April 19, 2012, a similar law moved forward in the California state legislature.

And there are others. Here's a quick run-down of other states that are considering similar legislation:

See also:
Employers Who Demand Facebook Passwords From Employees. Oy Vey.
Should Cyber-Screening Be Legislated?
Lawfulness of Employers' Demand for Employees' Passwords

Read more Labor and Employment Law insights from Margaret (Molly) DiBianca in the Delaware Employment Law Blog.  

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  • You don't have to be employed to have your FacePage hacked. My own family sent a trojan that extracted all my contacts, my contacts passwords, and my personal messages. You have to draw a line somewhere, There were municipal and federal entities, as well as healthcare professionals with access to millions of HIPAA info in there. I wrote facebook and homeland security. Their response. Moot. Destryed my hard drive and medical records. Family can own you I guess. Legislation a must.