Sep 282012
 September 28, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Workplace, Youth & Schools

Patrick McGreevy reports:

College students will have free digital access to many textbooks, receive more warning about tuition hikes and have their social media accounts protected from snooping university officials under measures approved by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.

The new privacy laws also prohibit employers from asking workers or job applicants for their email or social media account passwords. Fittingly, Brown announced his action on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace.

Some businesses have started requesting the passwords to check applicants’ backgrounds, and college coaches have asked athletes for access to their Facebook accounts to keep tabs on them.

Read more on The Los Angeles Times.

The Governor still has not signed nor vetoed the Location Privacy Act, however. That bill has been sitting on his desk for over a month now.

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