Will Oregon's Manufacturing Employers Be Prohibited From Demanding Social Networking Login Passwords from Job Applicants?

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Senate Bill 499, introduced by three Oregon Senators on February 7, 2013, would prohibit employers and universities, both public and private, from requiring applicants to turn over passwords to their personal social networking or email accounts. The so called "Social Networking Privacy Protection Act" is modeled on similar legislation passed in Maryland, Delaware, Illinois, and California.

For more information on this topic, read the press release issued by Sens. Starr, Close and Knopp.

Topics:  Job Applicants, Manufacturing Employers, Passwords, Social Media, Universities

Published In: Communications & Media Updates, Education Updates, Labor & Employment Updates, Privacy Updates

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