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Legislation Introduced in Arkansas to Allow Certain Employers Access to Employee Social Media Accounts

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Legislation Introduced in Arkansas to Allow Certain Employers Access to Employee Social Media Accounts

Arkansas legislative bill 1087, introduced by Nate Bell, recently passed the state house 91-1. This bill provides a carve out provision to the state’s 2013 law prohibiting employers from accessing the social media accounts of their employees. Specifically, this bill allows schools, day cares, summer camps, and religious organizations to access the social media accounts of their employees. According to Representative Nate Bell, the bill was brought to him by employers who run summer camps.  These employers wanted to review the social media accounts of their employees in order to decrease the likelihood that they would hire a sexual predator.

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