At our Annual Employment Law Seminar last week, I spoke about the “Facebook Privacy” bill that was then pending in Delaware’s House of Representatives. The bill passed the House on later that day and is now headed to the Senate. For those of you who weren’t in attendance last week, here’s a brief recap of the proposed law.
The stated purpose of HB 109 is to protect individuals’ privacy in their personal social media accounts. Generally speaking, HB 109 would prohibit employers from requiring or requesting that an employee or applicant give the employer access to their personal social-media accounts-either by giving up their passwords or by logging in and letting the employer take a look (also known as “shoulder surfing”).
As we all know, though, with any law, the devil is in the details. And there are, not surprisingly, a few devilish details. For example. . .