Reprinted from Business Examiner May 22, 2013.
“We don’t have to sacrifice our privacy for advances in technology,” Hobbs said. “As the social media technology advances, people are afraid about their privacy, so it’s good to be ahead on this one.”
The bill also bars employers from making workers friend managers so that their profile is viewable.
However, the bill does allow companies to request “content” of employee social media sites during internal investigations, which can be opened if an employer has received a tip that a worker may be leaking information.
- Inslee signs Facebook job password bill (thenewstribune.com)