Employers, including private companies and educational institutions, are being forcibly shut out of their employees’ social media accounts as privacy advocates push for more action from legislators.

This month, Louisiana joined nearly a dozen other states that have enacted laws that prohibit employers from requiring or penalizing workers who fail to fork over personal online account information. Thanks to the Personal Online Account Privacy Protection Act, all Louisiana-based public, private and educational employers are banned from retaliating against employees who do not provide usernames, passwords and other personal information.

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