It looks like employees in the state of Washington have one less thing to worry about when it comes to personal privacy in the workplace. Just one month after a last-minute amendment to the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was defeated in the House of Representatives, Washington has now become the fifth state this year to make it illegal for employers to request social media passwords from staff and interviewees.
American business has overcome many obstacles over the years thanks to significant advancements in technology. But as many of us know, civic organizations and government services have fallen behind when it comes to tech trends -- with costly results. In a bustling, tech-driven society where efficiency is key to productivity, the U.S. government is now turning to innovative startups to develop new software that will help government organizations run much more efficiently.