Friday, September 28, 2012

Calif. Shields Workers' Social Media Passwords

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Gov. Jerry Brown took to Facebook to post that he has signed two bills that will protect employees and students from having to divulge social media passwords to employers or the universities they attend, reports.

AB 1844, sponsored by Nora Campos, does not allow employers to demand social media account user name and password information from personnel or job applicants. Assemblywoman Campos claims more than 100 such cases are pending before the National Labor Relations Board.

Gov. Brown also signed SB 1349, a measure that prohibits colleges and universities from seeking the same information from students and prospective students. Solons in Washington, D.C. are weighing the merits of the Password Protection Act of 2012 whose aims are similar to AB 1844, according to the article.
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