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Ariana R. Levinson

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Social Media, Privacy, And The Employment Relationship: The American Experience, Ariana R. Levinson Sep 2013

Social Media, Privacy, And The Employment Relationship: The American Experience, Ariana R. Levinson

Ariana R. Levinson

This article posits that privacy issues arising in the United States from the use of social media and the employment relationship are similar to those that have arisen around the world. It suggests, however, that the patchwork of governing legal claims arising under different laws in different jurisdictions may be unique. After a brief introduction, the second section describes the recent passage of legislation in several states that may protect the privacy of job applicants’ passwords to social-media sites. The third section describes the various claims employees may bring under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, in tort for invasion ...