Following the failure of Congress in 2012 to pass legislation barring employers from seeking social media account information from job applicants and employees, the states are moving quickly to enact such legislation.

New Mexico and Utah are the latest to ban employers from seeking passwords and other social media information, though the New Mexico law appears to apply only to applicants, not current employees.

New Mexico's law, SB 371, takes effect July 1, and Utah's Internet Employment Privacy Act (IEPA) becomes law May 14.