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Password-Privacy Bill Approved by N.J. Assembly

The New Jersey Assembly passed that State's version of a password-privacy law yesterday by a vote of 77-0. The Bill, AB 2878 , is now sent to the State's Senate, reports NJ.com . Much like the Delaware Workplace Privacy Act , which currently is pending in the Delaware House of Representatives...

PA bill will protect privacy of employee social media passwords

On June 18, 2012, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives introduced the Social Media Privacy Protection Act , which would protect the privacy of employee online user names and passwords. Which PA employers does this bill cover? All of them. More specifically, "a person engaged in a business...

Social Media Privacy Protection Act Pending in Pennsylvania

The Social Media Privacy Protection Act (available here) is new legislation pending in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The proposed legislation is a response to the near-universal outrage over employers requesting Facebook and other social media passwords from job applicants . The Act is short and...

California Passes Comprehensive Social-Media Privacy Laws

California is now the third state to pass legislation banning employers from requesting or requiring the social-networking passwords of employees and applicants. The bill was passed by the state Assembly on Wednesday, reports the WSJ Blog . Maryland was the first state to pass a social-media password...