Employment Matters Blog

Online and Off-Limits: New California Legislation Prohibits Employers from Requiring Access to Social Media Accounts of Employees

Posted in California, Privacy, social media

We have written here about the practice of some employers to ask applicants for their Facebook login and password information, so they can have a “look around” as part of the interview process, and about Facebook’s position on such requests.

My colleagues over at the Privacy and Security Matters Blog have weighed in, with an analysis of a new California la prohibiting employers from requesting or requiring access to social media accounts.  For more information, click here.