Md. bill: protect social networking info
Employers in Maryland would not be allowed to require employees to disclose user names or passwords to social networking accounts under legislation introduced Tuesday in the Maryland State Legislature.
The bill, introduced by Maryland State Senator Ron Young (D-Frederick County) would also prevent employers from taking disciplinary action against employees who refuse to disclose the information. It was prompted by a recent incident when a supply officer at the Patuxent Institution was told he would have to disclose his Facebook login as part of a recertification process in order to maintain his employment. As a result, the Maryland's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has suspended a roughly year-old practice.
To read more about Young’s bill, go to the Frederick News-Post.