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CA Signs Two Social Media Privacy Bills Into Law

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 28, 2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two social media privacy bills, making it illegal for businesses and universities to ask for access to people’s social media and e-mail accounts, Mercury News reports. Brown said, “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.” Assembly Bill 1844 prevents employers from requiring user names or passwords from employees or job applicants, and Senate Bill 1349 prevents public and private universities from requiring students to disclose their user names and passwords.
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