Texas Legislature to prohibit password access?

As we went to press, the Texas Legislature was voting on House Bill 318, which deals with employer access to employees' and job applicants' personal social media accounts. In short, the bill prohibits an employer from requiring or requesting that an employee or a job applicant disclose her username, password, or other means of accessing a personal account. The bill covers personal e-mail accounts, social networking accounts, and social media profiles. If enacted and signed into law by Governor Rick Perry, it would make accessing such personal accounts a violation of the Texas Labor Code and entitle an employee to file suit as if he was suing his employer for race or sex discrimination. Read More...