Jaikumar Vijayan | January 4, 2013
Employers in Illinois and California cannot ask for usernames and passwords to the personal social media accounts of employees and job seekers under laws that took effect on Jan. 1.
Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn in August signed legislation amending the State’s ‘Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act.’
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation adding the prohibitions to the State’s Labor Code in September.
The two states join Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey and Delaware in implementing such privacy laws.