Social Media is all the rage and continues to grow in popularity every day. Privacy protections, as it relates to social media, are also something that must continue grow. In line with this philosophy, Washington recently became the fifth state this year to sign into law protections surrounding social-media passwords at the workplace and at job interviews. The measure bars employers from asking for Facebook, Twitter or other social-media personal passwords during job interviews or the work place. The bill only goes so far, however; the bill allows companies to request “content” of employee social-media sites during internal investigations, which can be opened if an employer has received a tip that a worker may be leaking valuable company information or otherwise committing a crime.
If you or a loved one is charged with a criminal offense in Washington State, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense attorney. The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested for crime all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case.