NJ Bill To Protect Workers' Facebook Info Heads To Gov.

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT) -- New Jersey’s General Assembly on Thursday approved legislation that would make it illegal for employers to ask prospective employees to provide login information for their social networking accounts as a condition for employment, the latest in a national legislative trend toward social media privacy.

The Assembly voted 75-2 to pass A2878, which would prohibit employers from asking prospective or current employees to provide usernames and passwords for social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter in order to secure or maintain employment. A similar bill, A2879,...
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