Washington joins Oregon to protect your social media accounts from prying employers:
In addition to prohibiting disclosure of personal login information, the law also proscribes employers from forcing employees to log in to their accounts in front of employers so they can observe (“shoulder surf”) their postings, requiring employees to add employers as friends, or asking employees to change their personal settings to make things more visible to third parties. Employers also can’t punish employees for refusing to disclose their personal login information. [Victor Li, Corporate Counsel]
Oregon’s Social Media Bill was signed by the Governor on May 22.