California last month became the third state to enact a law that prohibits employers from asking applicants or employees for their passwords to social media sites. Illinois and Maryland had passed similar laws earlier this year.
The California bill also bars employers from retaliating against people for not complying with employers’ password requests. Facebook says it has seen a “distressing increase” in reports of employers seeking to gain access to employees’ profiles.
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