Like dominoes tumbling against one another, states are falling into line on the matter of employee and applicant privacy.

Virginia is the latest state, and the 19th to date, to set sanctions for employers that attempt to control employee/applicant account settings.

The state also has adopted one of the weaker password protection laws, but it still offers workers basic protection from online snooping by employers, reports the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.