Friday, October 12, 2012

Facebook Law

For those interested in social media law and those who have social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter, an ongoing issue has been the request by prospective employers for candidates' social media account passwords.

This week California passed a law (ch 618)  prohibiting an employer from asking for a social media account information.  Two other states - Maryland and Illinois - have passed similar laws with respect to employers.   Delaware has a related law prohibiting academic institutions from requesting social media passwords from students or applicants.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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