Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:11pm
Social Media privacy bill clears House committee
Updated Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 7:44am
A bill prohibiting prospective employers from demanding job applicants' social network login and password information has cleared a state House committee.
House Bill 308, sponsored by Dover Democrat Darryl Scott, would forbid employers from demanding social network logins and passwords from applicants, and from accessing the information indirectly through an applicant's friend or family member.
The measure now goes to the full House for a vote.
A companion bill, House Bill 309, would impose a similar ban on administrators at public and private high schools and colleges, and was released from committee last month.
A ban is already on the books in Maryland, and at least nine other states are said to be considering similar legislation.
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