Maryland Moves To Pass First Facebook Password Protection Bill

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Maryland Facebook password bill
Maryland Facebook password bill

By Sarah Breitenbach


ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban employers from demanding applicants or workers hand over their log-in information for social media sites like Facebook.

The measure, which handily passed the legislature earlier this month, keeps managers from snooping on password-protected content, a practice advocates of the bill say violates privacy and intimidates job seekers and employees.