Category Archives: Workplace privacy

Schools and Bosses Feel Entitled to Violate Privacy in Social Media Accounts

An interesting article reports that violations of password protected social media accounts begins early.  According to this article in the American Bar Association Journal, spying on students is rampant in colleges and high school.  It’s taken legislation, for example in Delaware and California, to stop university officials from not only demanding passwords, but also installing...
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More Privacy in Social Media Proposed in Congress

Maryland recently outlawed employer practices of demanding that employees give access to their facebook and similar accounts.  That law goes into effect October 1. Congress has jumped on this bandwagon, introducing similar bills in both houses.  ThePassword Protection Act of 2012 would criminalize similar behavior throughout the country.  The problem arises when an employer requires...
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