The Governor logged on to Twitter, Facebook, and a number of other social media sites to announce that he's signed bills increasing privacy protections for users.
The legislation comes after a growing number of businesses and universities around the country asked job-seekers and students for their Facebook and Twitter account information.
Democratic Senator Leland Yee authored one of the bills which passed without opposition.
YEE: "These bills will say now that in the state of California social media is in fact a repository of private, personal information and is going to stay that way."
In a release, Governor Brown said the legislation will stop a growing trend of colleges and universities snooping into student social media accounts, particularly those of student athletes.
The law takes effect on January 1st.