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(Neb.)-Lawmakers To Hear Nebraska Social Media Bill

By: Dennis and Kathi Brown Posted at: 01/27/2013 09:08 AM

LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) - Lawmakers have set a hearing for a bill that would prevent bosses from demanding access to private information within their employees' Facebook or Twitter accounts. 

The Legislature's Business and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on the proposal on Monday. 

The bill by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill would make it illegal for employers or potential employers to request the information from a worker or job applicant. 

The bill would prevent employers from ordering a worker to log onto a social media site in the employer's presence. Employers also would be banned from demanding passwords, or accessing an account indirectly through a friend or third party. 

The law would not apply to information posted by employees that's in the public domain.


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