California is one of several states in America that will prohibit employers from requiring employees and job seekers to show their social media passwords, as per a press release provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The social media law was passed few months ago which is also known as California AB 1844.
The new law protects employees and job applicants from employers in terms of the use of social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. This law also prohibits California public college and university admission offices to request potential students to disclose their social media passwords.
With more privacy protection for Californians, experts have warned employees and students that they should always take precautions if their posts are suitable for general audiences. Employers are still entitled to use public information to check out employees’ images in public networks, tweets, inappropriate pictures, or making threats via online forum and social media.