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October 6 2015

Delaware Adds to Growing Patchwork of Social Media Laws

"On August 7, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed a law to prohibit employers from interfering with the personal social media accounts of their prospective and current employees. The new law defines ""personal social media"" to encompass any account on a social networking site created and operated by a prospective or current employee exclusively for his or her personal use. The term does not include accounts created or operated by an employer and that are operated by an employee as part of his or her employment. The new law also forbids an employer from taking adverse action against a prospective or current employee for failing to comply with any of these requests or demands. The new Delaware law continues a growing trend across the country."