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Michigan Becomes Latest State to Enact Social Media Privacy Law

Last week, Michigan enacted a social media privacy law that prohibits employers and educational institutions from requesting access to the personal social media or other internet-based accounts of employees or students. The new law, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act, provides that employers or educational institutions (ranging from elementary schools through institutions of higher learning) may not request or … Continue Reading

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California Moves to Protect Privacy of Social Media Accounts

California has become the latest state to pass a law prohibiting employers from requesting access to employees’ and job applicants’ social media information or accounts.

Under AB 1844, which was signed last week by Governor Jerry Brown, an employer may not “require or request an employee or applicant for employment” to disclose social media login credentials, access social media … Continue Reading