Saturday, July 14, 2012
California Senate passes legislation barring employers and colleges from requiring access to social media passwords
In May, the California Senate passed the Social Media Privacy Act, S. 1349, in a 28-5 vote.This Bill would bar private and public postsecondary educational institutions and employers from requiring, or formally asking students, employees, and applicants, to disclose their user name and account password for social media accounts.
It would be interesting to see if this Bill is enacted into law. Employers who require employees to disclose their passwords raises interesting legal issues. Law review commentary would be most welcome.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein