Wash. Governor Signs Social Media Privacy Bill

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed a revised bill Tuesday banning employers or potential employers from requesting social media passwords of current or prospective employees, making Washington the eighth state to enact such legislation.

The bill, sponsored by Washington state Sen. Steve Hobbs, a Democrat, prevents employers from requesting any information used for the the purpose of gaining access to any social networking site, Hobbs said in a statement.

The law was also negotiated by the American Civil Liberties Union and state business and technology companies,...
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