Texas To Take Up Employer Access To Social Media Passwords

Law360, Dallas (January 3, 2013, 9:10 PM EST) -- When the Texas Legislature convenes Tuesday, it will have a chance to take on the hot-button issue of whether employers can require workers to turn over social networking passwords, but experts say that to win passage, the new bill will need to define more clearly what employers can do to monitor social media activity.

The bill, introduced Dec. 21 by Rep. Helen Giddings, D-DeSoto, would make it unlawful for employers to require or even request that prospective and current employees disclose their usernames or passwords for...
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