Washington's Social Media Privacy Law

  Washington businesses have good reason to carefully vet job applicants and manage existing employee behavior. Yet reviewing resumes and cover letters and references can seem almost naive now given the droves of unfiltered information available across various social media platforms.This makes personal social media accounts, which are often not tailored toward a purely professional audience, a powerful tool for employers to vet applicants and keep tabs on employees, but also one rife for abuse.In recognition of this potential for abuse, Washington state has enacted a social media privacy law that limits the ability of employers to request or require access to personal social media accounts of applicants and employees. This law is codified at RCW 49.44.200.Today’s post will outline what employers can and cannot do under Washington’s social media privacy law and will touch on the remedial…

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