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Employee social media privacy
This month, Maryland’s governor signed the country’s first law prohibiting employers from either requesting or requiring that an applicant or employee disclose a user name or password to personal social media sites to the employer.
The law also prevents employers from taking action against applicants or employees who refuse to disclose such information. Exceptions are limited to employers conducting investigations regarding securities or financial law and regulations and unauthorized downloading of the employer’s proprietary information or financial data.
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