Illinois Governor Signs 'Facebook Law'

Illinois employers no longer will be allowed to ask for their workers' passwords to social networking sites under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Wednesday.
August 2, 2012

Illinois employers no longer will be allowed to ask for their workers' passwords to social networking sites under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Wednesday. Dubbed "the Facebook bill," the legislation is designed to protect the privacy of workers and those applying for jobs. Employers still can request user names to review public posts but would not be able to request access to restricted portions of an employee or job applicant's online profile.

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