Oregon senators introduce social media privacy bill

Portland Business Journal:

Three state senators are sponsoring legislation to protect the privacy of people using Facebook and other social media sites.

Senators Bruce Starr, Betsy Close and Tim Knopp, all Oregon Republicans, are backing a measure that would ban employers and schools from forcing applicants to provide passwords for their personal social media and/or email accounts.

Oregon’s Senate Bill 499, the Social Networking Privacy Protection Act, is modeled on similar legislation passed in California, Delaware, Illinois…

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