Connecticut Enacted an Employee Online Privacy Law in May which is effective 10-1-15. Public Act No. 15-6. Some 20 other states have similar statutes.  The law prohibits employers from requiring or requesting employees or applicants to: (a) provide user names, passwords or other means to access a personal online account, (b) authenticate or access a personal online account in the presence of the employer, or (c) invite the employer, or accept an invitation from the employer, to join a group affiliated with the employee’s personal online account. Moreover, employers may not take action against an employee or applicant for refusing to engage in, or for filing a complaint about, the prohibited activity. The act contains an exception which allows employers to conduct investigations to comply with laws, prohibit work-place misconduct or protect the employer’s confidential information.