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Maryland “Facebook Law” Regulates Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

Maryland “Facebook Law” Regulates Employer Access to Social Media Accounts

By: David A. Tallman, Andrew L. Caplan

It is increasingly common for employers to request that job applicants and employees divulge the passwords to their Facebook accounts and to other social media sites. This trend has not gone unnoticed by the media and privacy advocates, which view this practice as an intrusive violation of individual privacy. On the other hand, employers often have valid reasons to exercise oversight over social media activities, especially in financial services and other highly regulated industries where employees’ activities may be more likely to cause the company to incur liability. Read More

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