Employers in California and Illinois Banned from Viewing Employees’ Facebook AccountsAdded: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
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Bosses two US states will now be unable by law to demand access to their workers’ social media accounts. Earlier, the employees weren’t protected by law if their bosses demanded access to their password-protected social networks, including the most popular one – Facebook.
More than 400 measures, including the ones which dealt with topics ranging from consumer protection to healthcare, were suggested and introduced last year. This particular social network protection legislation and a number of others came into effect 1 January, 2013, and more will take force later in 2013.
Despite the fact that employees are exempt from employers bullying their way into privately held accounts, the legislation doesn’t extend to protecting against data found publicly or otherwise on social networks – it only prevents private access. In other words, openly tweeting about an employer’s intrusive online snooping could still land employees in trouble. People are also recommended to keep in mind that the information held by social networks can still be accessible for law enforcement.
In the meantime, in Michigan, schools could be punished in any cases if they refuse to admit pupils who didn’t agree to provide personal data like passwords for private social networking and email accounts.
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
|posted by (2013-01-09 00:31:57)|
|posted by (2013-01-09 02:03:12)|
|It's about time, now we just need everybody else on board...|
|As someone who's never had a Facebook profile, I find this whole thing really odd. How does your employer find out if you've got a profile in the first place? What's to stop someone saying that they don't have a profile for their employer to view? And what's to stop people setting up a lovely fake profile for employer-only viewing, while having a real profile for all their friends and friend-related debauchery?|
If a future employer demanded to view my non-existent Facebook (or anything else) profile, would I... have to invent one just to keep them happy?
|posted by (2013-01-09 20:11:27)|
|your kidding me.? i never heard of this before.|
it would be like them asking to search your house.
i would have to tell them GFY
|Hurry 4 tha workin class, it's none of there effn business|
what our passwords are they need to stick with the jobs @ hand they need to focus on a million other things other than social networks !!!!!!
|posted by (2013-01-10 18:16:48)|
|If you have that much of a problem with your employer ,that you have to slam them every chance you get on a social site ,Why would you even continue to keep working for them . Grow a pair ,look your boss right in the eye and and say it to their face and quit .|
|Good, I have long been a firm believer that as long as it is not naming the company involved then it has nothing to do with them. Noch as for your comment hardly practical in today's economy. I wonder if the people that have been sacked in the past for comments made will now have some sort of legal recourse if they were forced to provide access to their accounts?|
|posted by (2013-01-11 21:52:25)|
|wat ur boss askin for yoru FB password YEH RITE!! only in maerica the land of the NOT SO free|
|posted by (2013-01-12 13:45:33)|
|don't attack if they make you anger for don't let you have internet privacy combine mental abuse. and,generally people drive causalities and you can make your own future mistakenly acting in wrong way with anybody.|
|posted by (2013-01-12 20:20:13)|
|Set your profile on "private" and make it unsearchable, and then tell your boss you don't have a Facebook account. Tada.|
|"Set my computer free" I work for myself, so I don't really need to worry about some nosy boss checking out what I'm doing online, cause I'm the boss LoL!||
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