Calif. Senate OKs Bill To Protect Workers’ Facebook Logins

Law360, San Diego (August 28, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A measure that would bar California companies from forcing employees and prospective workers to turn over usernames and passwords for their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts moved out of the state Senate on Tuesday.

The full Senate voted 28-5 in favor of the bill, which also prohibits employers from discharging, disciplining or threatening to retaliate against employees or job applicants for not complying with requests to disclose their social media usernames or password information. The bill is set to be considered later this week...
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