Employers in California and Illinois will no longer be able to force their workers to provide their Facebook passwords.
The new law is one of 400 state measures created in 2012 that are expected to take effect in 2013.
The social media policy will prohibit bosses from asking for password to personal employee accounts as well as the accounts of job applicants.
However, experts recommend that job applicants are still cautious about their social media activity since employers can still view information that is publicly available.
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