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Legislation from Maryland (SB 433 and HB 964) will ban the practice of employers asking job applicants and current employees for access to social media accounts.

The bill, which passed unanimously in the Maryland Senate and by a wide margin in the House, will prohibit employers from requesting or requiring an applicant to disclose any user name or password related to a social media site. As of press time, the bill still needs Gov. Governor Martin O’Malley’s signature. 

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