Headline: New Califonia law
Job applicants and employees will have a little protection from employers who demand their login credentials to socal media services or personal e-mail accounts according to a new bill, authored by Nora Campos an Assembly member from San Jose. A newly signed California law forbids employers and universities from asking employees and applicants for their social media passwords. The law was pushed foward in response to recent reports of employers convincing applicants to allow them to snoop through their Facebook accounts as part of the interviewing process. The United States House of Representatives failed in an attempt to approve a Federal ban, paving the way for states to take up the responsibility.
Facebook responded to the media reminding schools, governments, and businesses that giving away passwords was expressly forbidden by their security rules.
Hoping to help Facebook end the practice, the bill will go into effect January 1.