Maryland was the first state to pass legislation prohibiting employers from requiring an employee or applicant to turn over his or her Facebook password or log-in information for other social-networking sites.
On April 19, 2012, a similar law moved forward in the California state legislature.
And there are others. Here’s a quick run-down of other states that are considering similar legislation:
- Michigan (H.B. 5523), has a bill that would restrict employers and educational institutions.
- Minnesota (H.F. 2963)
- Missouri (H.B. 2060)
- New York (S.B. 6938)
- South Carolina (H.B. 5105); and
- Washington (S.B. 6637).