Ohio Latest To Float Bill On Workers' Facebook Passwords

Law360, New York (May 25, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT) -- An Ohio state senator on Thursday said she has introduced legislation that would bar prospective or current employers from requiring workers to provide access to private electronic accounts like Facebook, following a similar trend by lawmakers in several other states.

The legislation would prohibit employers, employment agencies, personnel placement services and labor organizations from requiring that an applicant or existing employee provide access to private electronic accounts. However, the bill does not apply to work-related electronic accounts, according to a statement from Sen. Charleta B. Tavares,...
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