Maryland becomes first state to ban employers from asking for social media passwords | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Moving to the forefront of social media privacy law nationwide, the Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation prohibiting employers in the state from asking current and prospective employees for their user names and passwords to websites...


It was only a matter of time, and the time is now.


Here are two excerpts:


Other states are considering similar legislation, including Illinois and California.


The bill, drafted in response to a state agency's scouring the personal Facebook posts of prison guard applicants, also could be a bellwether for federal action.


Two U.S. senators — Chuck Schumer of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, both Democrats — have asked the Department of Justice and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate the issue.