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California governor signs bill to block employers from asking for social networking passwords

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2012 21:55 User comments (18)

California governor signs bill to block employers from asking for social networking passwords California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new bill that will prevent employers and universities from demanding your Twitter and Facebook login credentials.
Assembly Bill 1844 and Senate Bill 1349 both passed in the state Senate last month and will now be law.

AB1844 will block employers from asking prospective workers (and current employees) for their social networking usernames and passwords as well as blocking them from asking employees to login in their presence. The law also protects employees from any sort of "retaliation" if they do not comply with a request for their credentials.

SB-1349 gives the same rights to students in colleges.

California's laws follow legislation recently passed in Maryland, Delaware and Illinois and proposed in at least 10 other states.

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18 user comments

129.9.2012 7:56

jeez i would create a fake one and give em that.....what if you don't have one !!!

229.9.2012 8:20

Good law, Corporate American is already to powerful. Pretty soon they'll want to put CCTV cameras in and around our homes to make sure we live the lives they say we should. What you do after work hours is none of their damn business.


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329.9.2012 12:35
gmderbosch
Unverified new user

The Bill is kind of strange anyway. How come American Employees and students were so dumb to hand over their passwords? Any employer who asked for that before committed a crime and should have been tried like rapists!!!!

429.9.2012 15:47

Personally, it's none of their damn business what I do in my personal life, and I would never work for a corportation that is uptight as Homeland Security, no matter how much they paid me.


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530.9.2012 16:16
WebsterDictionary
Unverified new user

Originally posted by blueboy09:
Personally, it's none of their damn business what I do in my personal life, and I would never work for a corportation that is uptight as Homeland Security, no matter how much they paid me.
Don't worry... I don't think you will ever have to worry about working for a "corportation" because you can't even spell corporation. Keep flipping those burgers is all you will need to worry about. LOL!!!!!!

630.9.2012 18:57

Irrelevant "feel good" bill; Since corportations (couldn't stop myself) can still legally log social network users keystrokes on their systems...
Plus, everything about us is openly available from any database.

72.10.2012 11:45

Originally posted by Blessedon:
Irrelevant "feel good" bill; Since corportations (couldn't stop myself) can still legally log social network users keystrokes on their systems...
Plus, everything about us is openly available from any database.
I wouldn't know about the database part... but yes if you use a company network to check these accounts they can still get your account info. Along with ay data you send/recv. And that will be perfectly legal even after this bill. So all we've accomplished is now they don't ask.. nay can't ask.. for it.

85.10.2012 11:26
Zoo_Look
Inactive

If you use a corportate *rolls eyes* connection to access anything, they have the right and responsibility under law to ensure that you are not committing any offences. Failure to do this would make them in part liable as it was their connection that was used in perpetration of that offence.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Oct 2012 @ 11:28

96.10.2012 6:32

Originally posted by Zoo_Look:
If you use a corportate *rolls eyes* connection to access anything, they have the right and responsibility under law to ensure that you are not committing any offences. Failure to do this would make them in part liable as it was their connection that was used in perpetration of that offence.
basically dont do anything or access anything on a work computer or a work network that you dont want them knowing about.

i had to add a link for a laugh.link

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106.10.2012 7:39
Zoo_Look
Inactive

I never understood why employers were willing to allow access to social networking sites anyway? You're there to work, not upload pictures of your cousin's new baby.

Hopefully, this will prompt more employers to actively block social networking sites. Hell, if I ran a business, I would already be disciplining anyone using them on my network. There are more then enough people out there that can type letters up, if you don't wanna do it, fuck off and let someone who does earn your pay.

My hatred for this practice stems from government departments (I live in UK) allowing people to use FB at work. That's MY TAXES paying people to use FB, while at the same time, public spending/services are being reduced and taxes are always creeping up. WTF? I can see a way to save a few million per year... sack the cunts who are currently getting paid MY and other worker's money to talk to their family and friends instead of answer phones.

Maybe then, we can afford books for schools, or have our bins emptied sometimes...

Corportate Identity Theft?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Oct 2012 @ 7:48

116.10.2012 13:59

Originally posted by Zoo_Look:
I never understood why employers were willing to allow access to social networking sites anyway? You're there to work, not upload pictures of your cousin's new baby.

Hopefully, this will prompt more employers to actively block social networking sites. Hell, if I ran a business, I would already be disciplining anyone using them on my network. There are more then enough people out there that can type letters up, if you don't wanna do it, fuck off and let someone who does earn your pay.

My hatred for this practice stems from government departments (I live in UK) allowing people to use FB at work. That's MY TAXES paying people to use FB, while at the same time, public spending/services are being reduced and taxes are always creeping up. WTF? I can see a way to save a few million per year... sack the cunts who are currently getting paid MY and other worker's money to talk to their family and friends instead of answer phones.

Maybe then, we can afford books for schools, or have our bins emptied sometimes...

Corportate Identity Theft?
absolutely right!!!

127.10.2012 7:58

Originally posted by Zoo_Look:
I never understood why employers were willing to allow access to social networking sites anyway? You're there to work, not upload pictures of your cousin's new baby.

Hopefully, this will prompt more employers to actively block social networking sites. Hell, if I ran a business, I would already be disciplining anyone using them on my network. There are more then enough people out there that can type letters up, if you don't wanna do it, fuck off and let someone who does earn your pay.

My hatred for this practice stems from government departments (I live in UK) allowing people to use FB at work. That's MY TAXES paying people to use FB, while at the same time, public spending/services are being reduced and taxes are always creeping up. WTF? I can see a way to save a few million per year... sack the cunts who are currently getting paid MY and other worker's money to talk to their family and friends instead of answer phones.

Maybe then, we can afford books for schools, or have our bins emptied sometimes...

Corportate Identity Theft?
This bill has nothing to do with FB / Twitter usage at the workplace.

No time for Leap frog!!!

137.10.2012 13:59

Originally posted by JOHNSTARR:
Originally posted by Zoo_Look:
I never understood why employers were willing to allow access to social networking sites anyway? You're there to work, not upload pictures of your cousin's new baby.

Hopefully, this will prompt more employers to actively block social networking sites. Hell, if I ran a business, I would already be disciplining anyone using them on my network. There are more then enough people out there that can type letters up, if you don't wanna do it, fuck off and let someone who does earn your pay.

My hatred for this practice stems from government departments (I live in UK) allowing people to use FB at work. That's MY TAXES paying people to use FB, while at the same time, public spending/services are being reduced and taxes are always creeping up. WTF? I can see a way to save a few million per year... sack the cunts who are currently getting paid MY and other worker's money to talk to their family and friends instead of answer phones.

Maybe then, we can afford books for schools, or have our bins emptied sometimes...

Corportate Identity Theft?
This bill has nothing to do with FB / Twitter usage at the workplace.
technically it doesnt,but it sure brings up a valid point.now would be a good time to make yours.

147.10.2012 14:02
Zoo_Look
Inactive

Not quite the point I was making, but nice try. What I was saying is that hopefully, as a "side effect" of this bill, employers will be indirectly compelled to prevent that kind of personal access. Since they now have no means of getting employees to show them what they post, and since they will be held in part accountable for their employees potentially libelous posts, any smart employer would just block that access.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Oct 2012 @ 14:04

157.10.2012 15:11

Originally posted by Zoo_Look:
Not quite the point I was making, but nice try. What I was saying is that hopefully, as a "side effect" of this bill, employers will be indirectly compelled to prevent that kind of personal access. Since they now have no means of getting employees to show them what they post, and since they will be held in part accountable for their employees potentially libelous posts, any smart employer would just block that access.
thats what i got out of it.

167.10.2012 15:33
Zoo_Look
Inactive

Sorry, my bad. That was for JOHNSTARR.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Oct 2012 @ 15:34

177.10.2012 16:05

Don't you know.. you lost the right to say "my employer is an exploiting tossbag" a few years ago.. Any prospective employer who asks me for my online details gets the finger, then hacked :)




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187.10.2012 18:38

Originally posted by ps355528:
Don't you know.. you lost the right to say "my employer is an exploiting tossbag" a few years ago.. Any prospective employer who asks me for my online details gets the finger, then hacked :)
jeez id give em all five.

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