House Dems Float Employee Social Media Privacy Bill

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A pair of House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled the latest bill aimed at barring employers from demanding direct access to current and prospective employees’ password-protected accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

With the support of a bipartisan group of more than 30 co-sponsors, Reps. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., introduced the Password Protection Act of 2013, which is nearly identical to a measure floated by Perlmutter and another colleague last May, which failed to make it out of the House Judiciary Committee before...
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