‘Pioneering’ California Law Protects Workers and Students From Social Media Snooping
Employers and educational institutions in the state of California are now banned from asking employees, applicants or students for access to their social media accounts, thanks to a new law signed Thursday night by Gov. Jerry Brown (D).
“The Golden State is pioneering the social media revolution and these laws will protect all Californians from unwarranted invasions of their personal social media accounts,” Brown said in prepared text announcing his signature on Senate Bill 1349. He also made separate announcements on Facebook and Twitter.
“California pioneered the social media revolution,” Brown wrote. “These laws protect Californians from unwarranted invasions of their social media accounts.”