Starting Jan. 1, 2013, California will be the first state to enact comprehensive social media privacy legislation, officials say.
As he passed the act known as the Social Media Privacy Act on Sept. 27, California Gov. Jerry Brown posted on his Google+ page: ”Today I am signing Assembly Bill 1844 and Senate Bill 1349, which prohibit universities and employers from demanding your email and social media passwords. California pioneered the social media revolution. These laws protect Californians from unwarranted invasions of their social media accounts"...
“The practice of employers or colleges demanding social media passwords is entirely unnecessary and completely unrelated to someone’s performance or abilities,” said (State Senator) Yee in a news release issued by his office. “Today, California has declared that this is an unacceptable invasion of personal privacy.”
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
How Could Anyone Possibly Have Thought This Was Reasonable In The First Place?
California gets something right--but it's something that should be so obvious that a law shouldn't even have been necessary in the first place: