Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update -- Vol. 3, Issue 3 -- June 2012


In This Issue:

Lawmakers Rush to Ban Employers From Demanding Facebook Passwords; California Provides Social Media Guidance for Financial Institutions; What’s Not to "Like"? Facebook Usage and the First Amendment; New York Court to Criminal Defendant: Your Tweets Can and Will Be Used Against You; A Dirty Job: Cases Show the Limits of CDA Section 230 Immunity; FTC’s Privacy Report Suggests Tightening of Privacy Regime, Provides Guidance to Business; Twitter’s Twists, Turns and Terms: A Brief Overview of Twitter’s Online Legal Documents; and Status Updates

Excerpt from Lawmakers Rush to Ban Employers From Demanding Facebook Passwords

In response to press reports that employers are increasingly demanding that employees and job applicants disclose their login information for Facebook and other social media sites, state and federal legislatures have jumped into action, with Maryland recently becoming the first state to expressly prohibit the practice.

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