California Raises the Bar on Social Media Privacy

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“California residents can keep their passwords to themselves, in school and in the workplace, thanks to a bill passed by the state Assembly on Wednesday.


The Golden State became to the first to pass comprehensive social media privacy legislation, with support of a bill that protects employers, employees and job applicants from having or granting access to social media websites, the Recorder noted.


As Law Blog reported here, last week California passed a social privacy bill prohibiting colleges and universities from requesting access from students and applicants. Taken together, the laws make California the first state to issue protections for both schools and the workplace.”

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