Ill. Legislature Bans Employer Access To Facebook Passwords

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The Illinois Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to prevent employers from demanding Facebook and other social networking website passwords from their workers or job applicants, sending the proposed measure to the governor for final approval.

With a unanimous 55-0 vote, the state Senate adopted H.B. 3872, which passed the state House with an overwhelming majority in late-March and would amend the state's law on privacy in the workplace to prohibit employers from gathering social networking passwords and other information that would give them access to...
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