New Law in California: You can no longer be required to provide your login to social sites like Facebook and Twitter

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law into effect this week. If you’re one of the 65% of Americans connected on social networks, this is potentially good news for you. Assembly Bill 1844 and Senate Bill 1349 prevent universities and employers from requiring access to their employees’ (and students’) social network accounts. As of Thursday, you can no longer be required to provide your login and password to sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and others.

In a post on his Facebook page, Governor Brown said:

Today I met with California college students and signed important legislation to boost higher education.

His office also provided the following video.


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