Technology: The biggest social media lesson of 2012

Only three states have laws barring employers from asking current or prospective employees for their social media passwords, but employers in all states should avoid seeking such information

This year saw a flood of news articles relating to the issue of whether employers could (or should) be permitted to ask their employees and prospective employees for social media passwords. As the year progressed, many state legislatures quickly jumped in to address the issue.

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Todd Taylor

Todd Taylor is a Senior Counsel in Moore & Van Allen PLLC’s Intellectual Property practice group and its Commercial & Technology Transactions practice group. 

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