New Jersey Senate Bill Would Bar Employers From Seeking Social Media Information From Applicants And Employees

Author:Mr Evan Shenkman and Christopher R. Coxson
Profession:Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On May 14, 2012, a bill (S1898) was introduced by the Senate that would prohibit employers from requiring current or prospective employees to provide a password or other account information in order to gain access to the individual's account or profile on a social networking website. This bill is quite similar to a bill introduced three days earlier by the Assembly (A2878), which was discussed at length in the May 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority. The primary...

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