Calif. Advances Bill Shielding Workers' Social Media Logins

Law360, San Diego (April 19, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT) -- A bill seeking to bar California employers from asking workers and job applicants to provide their passwords to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites gained approval from a California Senate panel Wednesday.

The Senate Education Committee voted 7-0 in favor of S.B. 1349, introduced by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, which looks to stop companies from requesting social media usernames and passwords from employees and job candidates as well as prohibit colleges and universities from requiring the information from students. The measure now moves over...
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