Employers May Not 'Like' Getting In To Workers' Facebooks

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT) -- While many states have been quick to ban companies from accessing their workers' social media accounts, Washington state is considering an exception for internal investigations, a provision that could open employers up to liability should they be tempted to snoop beyond the parameters of their probes, attorneys say.

Businesses might be enticed by such an exception, versions of which are included in social media privacy bills recently passed in California and Michigan, but not in many of the proposals being pondered by dozens of other states....
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