Bill Prohibiting Employers Asking For Passwords Advances In Wash. State

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There was plenty of talk last year after stories surfaced about employers asking for job candidate’s social media passwords. Washington state legislators were among many who proposed a bill to prevent that from happening.

The bill has passed the state Senate and was amended in the state House. Now it goes back to the Senate.

The Associated Press said the bill bans employersPHILIPPINES-INTERNET-RIGHTS-LAW-FILES asking for passwords, but does allow it investigations in the case of suspected criminal wrong doing.

According to a Claim Check by Matt Kauffman here at the Hartford Courant, there’s little evidence, beyond law enforcement agencies intensive background checks, that this was happening in anything more than isolated cases and was not widespread.

Has an employer asked for your passwords to social media?

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