California bars employers from demanding employees’ social media log-in info | TechHive

It’s officially illegal for employers and universities in California to request social media log-in information—that is, user names and passwords for Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail—from employees and students.

What is truly remarkable is that this is legal in all of the other 49 states…

via California bars employers from demanding employees’ social media log-in info | TechHive.

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One thought on “California bars employers from demanding employees’ social media log-in info | TechHive

  1. This is interesting, and to me also surprising that California is the first and only state to make this illegal. In this information age, login information is very sensitive and gives people access to extremely private matters. There is a barrier between work and home life and I feel it should be protected. Giving someone else control over my social networking would not be okay with me, and would be enough for me to turn away or quit a job. This allows another person to invade my privacy, and behind a screen possibly inaccurately portray my thoughts and opinions among my friends. To me, this can be comparable to identify theft and should be protected.

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