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New York Bans Employer Access to Personal Accounts - HR ALERTS

New York Bans Employer Access to Personal Accounts

HR Alerts : Vida HR Knowledge Center
Effective: March 12th, 2024

Beginning March 12th, 2024, New York does not allow employers to electronically access any employee’s or applicant’s personal accounts. A personal account under this law is defined as an electronic account used exclusively for personal purposes, where users can create or share their own content, such as social media accounts. Employers cannot ask or require employees/applicants to provide their login credentials, log in in the employer’s presence, or give over any information from their personal accounts. This does not extend to nonpersonal accounts, including work emails, business accounts, etc. For more information, you can view the law here.

  Get day-to-day updates on New York Employer Access to Personal Accounts, visit the Vida HR Knowledge Center (Vida HR Clients Exclusive).

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