New Law Keeps Illinois Employers Out Of Employees' Facebook

Last week, Illinois became the second state in the nation to enact a law banning employers from requesting passwords for Facebook and other social media accounts from employees and job applicants, reflecting a growing trend.

The Illinois statute bars employers from demanding passwords or otherwise accessing the nonpublic
portions of workers' social media profiles. It does not prohibit employers from maintaining policies governing employees’ access to social networks while at work.  This move follows Maryland, who passed a similar law in April.  Several additional states are reportedly considering passing similar laws.

 

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