Governor Brown Signs Law That Will Prohibit Employers From Demanding Password And Log In Information From Employees For All Social Sites

By: Wallin & Klarich

As of today, September 28, 2012, your boss cannot demand as a condition of your employment that you provide him with your facebook or twitter password or log in information.

Over the last few years, with social media has become very popular many employers were demanding that a possible employee provide facebook information so the employer could do a “check” on the content of their facebook account. This is no longer legal.

Further, once you get a job, your employer cannot insist you provide the employer with your log in and password information.

This is great news for those that have an interest in protecting peoples privacy.

However, this ruling does not change the law that allows employers to terminate employees if they use their social media sites for their own benefit during work hours.

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