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6 States Now Ban Employers From Snooping On Your Social Networking Accounts

NBC News reported on Tuesday that six states now have laws making it illegal for employers to request login credentials (e.g., ID and password) to your social networking accounts. The states include California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, and New Jersey.

The laws in California and Illinois went into effect on January 1, 2013. In the Spring of 2012, Maryland was the first state to ban employers from accessing consumers' social networking accounts.

Congratulations to lawmakers in these states for passing sensible legislation. If you live in a state doesn't have such a law, contact your elected officials today and demand action.


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