House Bill 308
146th General Assembly (2011 - 2012)
Out of Committee 5/17/12
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LABOR.
Under current law there is no recognized right to privacy in an employee or applicant’s social networking site passwords and account information. This Bill makes it unlawful for employers to mandate that an employee or applicant disclose password or account information that would grant the employer access the employee’s or applicant’s social networking profile or account. This Bill also prohibits employers from requesting that employees or applicants log onto their respective social networking site profiles or account to provide the employer direct access. It is acknowledged by the General Assembly that new technological advances in internet use and social networking require new approaches to protecting reasonable expectations of privacy in personal information.
Takes effect upon being signed into law