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Monday, October 22, 2012
by Michael Loatman
Add New Hampshire to the list of states considering limiting
employer access to the social media accounts of employees and job
Representative Peter Sullivan (D) told BNA that he is drafting a
bill to restrict employers from requiring the disclosure of account
Maryland was the first state in the nation to regulate employer
access to social media accounts. Illinois and California enacted
similar bills in August and September, respectively.
New Hampshire joins at least 10 other states that either are
considering similar workplace legislation or addressed but did not
pass measures on the issue in the most recent legislative
Sullivan also told BNA that he intends to file a bill to allow a
decedent's executor or estate administrator to obtain control of
social media account passwords.
Copyright 2012, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
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