Bill Progresses to Protect Social Media Privacy

Revised bill on social media privacy clears panel

A bill that would prevent Delaware employers from demanding that employees and job applicants disclose social media login information has cleared a House committee.

The bill was released by the Telecommunication Internet and Technology Committee on Wednesday after lawmakers agreed to add an amendment exempting law enforcement agencies.

The amendment also allows the Department of Correction to request and achieve access to an employee's social networking site to ensure compliance with DOC policies.

A companion bill would prohibit both public and private educational institutions from requiring that a student or job applicant provide their social networking login information was released from the committee earlier this month.

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