California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Social-Media Passwords Bill
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a two bills that makes it it illegal for employers and colleges to demand access to social media accounts! It turns out some people had to turn over their user names and passwords to social-media accounts so employers and schools could research and see what the job applicants and students were doing! This is a pretty major breech of privacy, so we are glad to see laws are being put into place that protects our rights. California is the fourth state to enact such a ban this year. Congress defeated a similar measure, but that shouldn't shock anyone.
"The Golden State is pioneering the social-media revolution, and these laws will protect all Californians from unwarranted invasions of their personal social-media accounts," the governor said in a statement. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Brown-signs-social-media-passwords-bill-3900109.php#ixzz27m6kxu2y
Posted by | Fri, Sep 28, 2012 - 09:37 AM