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States Act On, Consider Social Media Laws

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 2, 2012

Coming on the heels of Maryland's recent decision to enact a law restricting employers from asking employees or job applicants for social media passwords, a Pennsylvania legislator is calling for a similar law in that state. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that Delaware legislators "have given final approval to a bill prohibiting universities and colleges in Delaware from requiring that students or applicants for enrollment provide their social networking login information." The bill also prohibits "requesting that a student or applicant log onto a social networking site so that school officials can access the site profile or account."
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