NJ Bill Protecting Workers' Facebook Passwords Advances

Law360, New York (May 10, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Assembly committee on Thursday approved a bill barring employers from forcing job hopefuls or current employees to provide their login information for social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter amid business groups' concerns that the current proposal goes too far.

Proponents of the measure say it would beef up privacy protections for workers in a world of fast-changing technology, but the New Jersey Bankers Association, New Jersey Business & Industry Association and New Jersey Chamber of Commerce are pushing for amendments to the...
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