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RI House to Vote on Social Media Privacy Bill

RI House to Vote on Social Media Privacy Bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island lawmakers are scheduled to vote on legislation that would stop employers or higher education officials from demanding access to a person's Facebook or Twitter accounts.
 
The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the measure sponsored by Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy.
 
Kennedy says he hopes to prevent a practice seen in other states in which employers or school coaches require access to a person's social media accounts as a condition of their employment or enrollment.
 
The bill would prohibit employers and college officials from requiring that an employee or student add them as a social media contact. It would also stop them from demanding a student or employee's login information.

California already has a similar law.

 

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