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by Michael Sandler
Thu Apr 5

Employees In Illinois May Soon Have Social Media Password Protection

Employers in Illinois may soon be prevented from asking employees for their social media passwords, according to a bill proposed by State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago).

House bill 3782 would make it illegal for any employer to request any employee or prospective employee to provide a password in order to gain access to the person’s profile on a social networking site, such as Facebook. The bill easily passed a House vote last week, and Ford said he believes the Senate will vote on the bill shortly after returning from recess on April 17. Assuming the bill passes in the Senate, it will move to a full House vote.

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