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Third state bars access to staff Facebook passwords

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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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