It was only a matter of time before Ohio joined the list of states to introduce legislation that would prohibit employers from asking for social media passwords. Senate Bill 351 , introduced late last week, would amend Ohio's employment discrimination statue to make it an "unlawful discriminatory...
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 internet accounts. The law does not prevent an...
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 noted, this bill has many problems . One of its...
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 community and cybersecurity entities, and
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"), which would make it
an unlawful employment...
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 such laws. Oregon Gov. John
Kitzhaber (D) and...
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...