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California Legislature Passes Bill To Extend Social Media Privacy Laws To Public Employers

Posted in Legislation, Privacy, Social Media, Trade Secrets

Big Brother can’t ask for access to your “personal” social media accounts in the public hiring and employment setting except in certain narrow circumstances if Governor Jerry Brown signs a new social media privacy bill recently passed by the California legislature.

The California Senate passed a bill to extend California’s social media privacy law to public employers last week.

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Washington State Passes Social Networking Privacy Legislation

Posted in Legislation, Practice & Procedure, Privacy, Social Media

On May 21, 2013, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5211, which with certain exceptions prohibits mandatory employee disclosure of ‘personal’ social-networking account information and profiles. The revised bill passed the Washington house and senate unanimously, and will go into effect on July 28, 2013. Washington thus became the ninth state to pass such legislation, which … Continue Reading

New Jersey Assembly Passes Revised Employee Social Media Privacy Bill

Posted in Legislation, Privacy, Social Media

By Carlos Lopez, Caroline Keller and Chris Lowe

The New Jersey General Assembly voted today on a new version of an employee social media privacy bill which incorporates revisions suggested by Governor Chris Christie when he conditionally vetoed the bill on May 6, 2013. The Assembly passed the revised version with an overwhelming vote of 74-0. The bill is … Continue Reading

Utah, New Mexico, and Arkansas Pass Social Media Legislation Restricting Employer Access to Personal Social Media Accounts

Posted in Legislation, Practice & Procedure, Social Media

By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan

Social media legislation restricting access to personal social media accounts has been a hot topic in recent months, and as 2013 progresses, more and more states seem poised to pass such legislation.  Here’s a roundup of some of the more recent social media legislation passed in Utah, New Mexico, and Arkansas:

Utah

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Proposed Social Media Legislation On California Governor’s Desk

Posted in Legislation, Practice & Procedure, Trade Secrets

By Jessica Mendelson and Grace Chuchla

On September 12, 2012, California Assembly Bill 1844 was enrolled and presented to Governor Brown. This bill is the counterpart to the Social Media Privacy Act (SB 1349), which was approved by the California State Senate in August 2012. AB 1844 is the work of Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D-San Jose), and seeks to prohibit … Continue Reading