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La. House votes to make online accounts off-limits to employers

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House voted 87-0 Monday for a measure seeking to prohibit employers from demanding that their workers or job applicants provide access to their personal online accounts such as Facebook pages or email.

The bill (House Bill 314) by Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, would ban the employers from penalizing anyone who refused to provide such access. It also would keep public school officials from seeking access to students' personal online sites.

However, the proposal includes an exception for any company-owned device issued to an employee. Employers and school officials also would have access to anything they could find on the Internet without needing a password.

The proposal heads next to the Senate for debate.

 

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Louisiana Legislature: www.legis.state.la.us 

 

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