Thirty-five states have introduced legislation
this year to prohibit businesses from requesting access to the social media
accounts of current or prospective employees, or to bar public colleges and
universities from requesting such access from students, according to State Net
analysts. Seven of those states - Arkansas, Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico,
Oregon, Utah and Washington - have enacted measures so far. Other social media
measures are also awaiting gubernatorial action in New Jersey, Illinois and
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