Maryland Bans Employers from Asking for Social Media Passwords

Maryland has officially become the first state in the U.S. to ban employers from asking workers or job applicants to provide their log-in information for social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Some Internet privacy advocates say the law is vital to protecting employees from penalty if they choose not to hand over their private information on their social media websites, according to the Washington Examiner.

Lawmakers in California and the federal government have taken similar actions. The Social Networking Online Privacy Act was recently introduced in Congress and a similar bill was proposed in California state legislature.

In addition to employers, some colleges around the country have also been asking student athletes for access to their Facebook accounts.

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