Philly Councilman Pushes Workplace Social Media Privacy Bill

Law360, Philadelphia (February 27, 2013, 6:32 PM EST) -- A Philadelphia city councilman last week introduced a bill that would prohibit employers from requesting access to employees' social media profiles and would allow the city to impose compensatory damages on violators.

Democratic Councilman Bill Greenlee's bill would amend the Philadelphia Code to enshrine social networking privacy and also provide for enforcement and penalties.

"No employer shall request or require that an employee or applicant disclose a username, password or other related account information in order to gain access, by way of an electronic communication device, to the employee's or applicant's social networking site profile or account," said the bill....

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