NJ Senate to vote on whether employers should have access to workers' social media

Bill would prevent employers from accessing accounts.

Published: 11:37 AM EDT Oct 25, 2012   Updated: 7:47 PM EDT Oct 25, 2012
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New Jersey businesses and colleges may soon face stricter rules for personal information.

Thursday the New Jersey Senate approved two bills according to the The Newark Star Ledger.

One bill bars employers from asking current or prospective employees for access to their social media accounts with fines of at least $1,000.

Another bill bars colleges from making current or prospective students do the same thing with no fine.

The second bill is heading to Governor Chris Christie.

The first one changed in the Senate.  It'll have to go back to the state Assembly.