NJ Senate OKs Bill Shielding Workers' Social Media Privacy

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation prohibiting most employers from requiring job hopefuls or current workers to turn over their login information for social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Despite concerns from business groups that the measure could expose them to frivolous litigation, lawmakers passed the bipartisan legislation in 38-0 vote, stressing the need to protect the privacy of employees in the digital age.

Senate President Steve Sweeney, a sponsor of the bill, said in a statement Thursday that people deserve privacy...
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