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Senate Bill Would Make Social Media Info Off Limits To Employers

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM

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Some businesses throughout the country have asked employees or prospective employees for passwords for social utility accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. Now there’s a bill in the Ohio Senate meant to block employers from doing that.

Some businesses throughout the country have asked employees or prospective employees for passwords for social utility accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. Now there’s a bill in the Ohio Senate meant to block employers from doing that.

Democratic State Senator Charleta Tavares says her bill would prohibit employers, employment agencies and labor organizations from requiring an applicant or existing employee to provide passwords for social utility accounts. 

Tavares says her legislation would also seek to prevent negative repercussions for Ohioans who are unwilling to divulge social utility information.

Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on this topic.

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