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."