Maine Bill Would Shield Employees' Facebook Passwords

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 6:19 PM EST) -- A privacy bill announced Thursday by two Maine legislators and the American Civil Liberties Union would place the state among a growing number of states barring employers from seeking workers' passwords to Facebook and other social media sites, while a second bill would require more conspicuous privacy policies on websites that gather users' personal data.

A bill sponsored by Rep. Michael McClellan, R-Raymond, would prohibit employers and schools from accessing passwords to the private accounts of their employees or students, while the Maine Online Privacy Protection...
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