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Arkansas Amends Social Media Law

By Michael Klazema on 2/27/2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 2216 which amends the employer’s directives regarding a current or prospective employee’s social media account. The current social media law prohibits employers from requiring, requesting, or suggesting an employee or prospective employee disclose their user name or password to their social media account or change their privacy setting associated with their accounts.

Arkansas Code § 11-2-124(b)(2) amends the law by stating: 

“An employer shall not require a current or prospective employee to add another employee, supervisor, or administrator to the list of contacts associated with his or her social media account.” 

What This Means to You

  • This update applies to all employers in Arkansas.
  • Arkansas made it illegal for employers to require a current or prospective employee to add them (employer) or the administrator to the employees’ list or contacts associated with their social media account. 

House Bill 2216 is accessible here for review:
https://legiscan.com/AR/text/HB2216/id/1588589/Arkansas-2017-HB2216-Chaptered.pdf


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