Wash. Bill Would Ban Employers' Facebook Ultimatum

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A Washington State lawmaker on Wednesday proposed a bill to ban companies from requiring current or prospective employees to fork over passwords for Facebook or other social networking sites, joining a rising chorus of voices speaking out against the practice.

Sen. Steve Hobbs, D.-Lake Stevens, introduced what he referred to as a "Facebook Bill" that would make it illegal for companies or the state of Washington to demand, as a condition of employment, that individuals fork over passwords or other account information in order to access...
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