Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NJ Ban on Employers Requiring Facebook Passwords Takes Effect

Last week, a new law went into effect in New Jersey - see, NJ Employers Can't Demand Your Facebook Password Under New Law. The law prohibits employers from requiring employees and/or applicants to provide passwords to secured online accounts (like Facebook and other social media). Per the article, "Employers who violate the password law are subject to a $1,000 fine for the first violation and $2,500 for subsequent violations."

I continue to think requiring passwords is a bad practice whether your state has this kind of law or not, and it might violate the Stored Communications Act.

HT: Jennifer White via email.