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First Law Passed Banning Request for Personal Passwords and NLRB Poster -- Delayed Again
Excerpt from First Law Passed Banning Request for Personal Passwords
Maryland has become the first state to pass a law prohibiting employers from requesting Facebook (or other online account) password information from job applicants or employees (the law is awaiting the Governor's signature as of now). This legislation, which would become effective October 1, 2012, comes on the heels of a media storm that erupted when news of a recent employer's request for an applicant's password information went viral.
The law provides that an employer may not request or require that an employee or applicant disclose any user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account or service through a computer or other electronic device. The law does provide an exception for company owned equipment and accounts.
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