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Act 478 of 2012
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INTERNET PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

Act 478 of 2012

AN ACT to prohibit employers and educational institutions from requiring certain individuals to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of personal internet accounts; to prohibit employers and educational institutions from taking certain actions for failure to allow access to, observation of, or disclosure of information that allows access to personal internet accounts; and to provide sanctions and remedies.


History: 2012, Act 478, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 2012


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 37.271SectionShort title.
Section 37.272SectionDefinitions.
Section 37.273SectionDuties of employer.
Section 37.274SectionEducational institution; prohibited acts.
Section 37.275SectionCertain acts by employer not prohibited or restricted.
Section 37.276SectionPowers of educational institution to gain access to certain information.
Section 37.277SectionDuties not created by act; liability.
Section 37.278SectionViolation of provisions of act as misdemeanor; civil action; injunction; damages; written demand and documentation; jurisdiction; affirmative defense.