25, by Assembly Member Nora Campos (D-San Jose), as originally drafted
would have clarified legislation approved last year – AB 1844 – to make sure all public employers are covered by
the social media privacy invasion ban.
Just yesterday though, the Campos measure was amended to allow
peace officer employers to demand that job applicants allow interviewers to
probe private areas of workers’ social media accounts.
CTA has moved to “oppose” on the Campos measure because the
amended version of the bill could ultimately jeopardize the privacy of
educators and other public workers. Simply put: police officers today;
This amendment is an
outrageous invasion of privacy that could be extended to all employees,
including educators and school district applicants.
To help preserve employees’ social media privacy, it’s vital
to defeat this amended measure, which is pending on the Senate floor.
Click through to the Legislative
Action Center and your state Senator an e-mail urging her or him to vote
against AB 25. Use your social media to get the word out to all your
Facebook friends, twitter followers, and e-mail correspondents to mobilize them
against this horrible invasion of our privacy.
For more information about the bill, click on the Oppose
letter (photos above and below) from CTA to the Senate.