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Senate passes bill protecting employee passwords

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- As concerns mount over the privacy of personal information online, the Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill making it illegal for employers to ask workers or job applicants to turn over their passwords to social media accounts.

The proposal unanimously passed by the Senate Tuesday would place the prohibition on any employer, educational institution or landlord.

Employers could still monitor what is done on a company computer, restrict which websites can be viewed and conduct an investigation into any unauthorized sharing of confidential information through social media sites.

The movement to pass such laws is gaining steam across the country as employers have asked for employees' user names and passwords to personal accounts.


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