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Wis. Assembly to Consider Internet Privacy Bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly is ready to vote on a bill that would prohibit bosses from asking workers or job applicants for access to their social media accounts.

The push to pass such laws is gaining momentum nationally as employers ask for workers' user names and passwords for their personal accounts. Some employers say they need such access to protect proprietary information or trade secrets. Others contend it's an invasion of privacy.

The state Senate passed the bill unanimously in November. The Assembly is scheduled to vote on it Tuesday afternoon. Approval would send the plan to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.


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