Jerry Brown, the Governor of California, has signed a couple of privacy bills which make it illegal for colleges and employers to demand access to social media accounts.
Brown recently signed AB1844, which prohibits employers from demanding user names and passwords from their employees and applicants. The bill does not cover passwords and information used on employer-issued electronic platforms.
SB1844, another bill, exercises the same prohibitions for colleges and universities in relation to their students and prospective students.
Brown announced the passing of these both bills on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.
Source: Huffington Post