Social Media Privacy Bill Signed By NJ Gov. Christie

Law360, New York (August 29, 2013, 1:29 PM ET) -- New Jersey has become the latest state to bar employers from requiring job candidates or current workers to disclose their user names and passwords for social media sites like Facebook, with Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday approving that privacy protection for employees, lawmakers said.

Earlier this month, the state Legislature returned the measure to Christie after accepting his employer-friendly recommendations from a May conditional veto. The governor's changes removed language that allowed employees to bring civil actions over alleged violations and struck a provision that would...
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