Tuesday, April 24, 2012

State of Maryland bill prohibiting employers from requiring job applicants to reveal Internet passwords pending approval by the Governor


State of Maryland bill prohibiting employers from requiring job applicants to reveal Internet passwords pending approval by the Governor

The Maryland legislature's has passed a bill [Senate 433; House 964] prohibiting, among other things, employers from 1) requesting or requiring a job applicant to disclose user names or passwords for a personal electronic service; 2) refusing to hire an applicant for not providing access to such information; and 3) terminating or disciplining an employee for refusing to provide this information.

The provision is pending action by the Governor and if signed into law would take effect October 1, 2012.

The text of the bill is posted on the Internet at:
http://mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/bills/sb/sb0433t.pdf

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