José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune
August 1, 2012
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says hello to students at the Paul V. Galvin Library, located on the campus of IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology), in Chicago before he signs House Bill 3782 into law. According to the press release from the Governor's office, the new law protects current and prospective employees' right to privacy in the fast-growing world of social media, according to the press release. House Bill 3782 makes it illegal for an employer to request an employee's or job candidate's social network account information, such as username or password, in order to gain access to their account or profile. Illinois is the second state to enact such a law.