[caption id="attachment_50331" align="alignleft" width="150"] In signing the bill, Brown has made California the second U.S. state to prohibit colleges from demanding students’ social media passwords.[/caption]

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a pair of privacy bills making it illegal for employers and colleges to demand access to social media accounts.

Brown announced on Sept. 27 that he signed AB1844 by Assemblywoman Nora Campos, a Democrat from San Jose. The bill prohibits the state’s employers from demanding user names and passwords from employees and job applicants. The restriction does not apply to passwords or...

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