Bill protects employees' personal online data

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Updated: 3/08/2013 4:15 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Members of the Nevada Assembly are considering making it illegal for employers to request private access to most current and prospective employees' online accounts and credit history reports.

Democratic Assemblyman David Bobzien of Reno presented AB181 to the Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee on Friday.

The bill prohibits employers from requesting the username and password for a host of personal social media accounts employees or applicants may have. It also disallows employers from making promotion or hiring decisions based on a person's refusal to cede their information.

Supporters say accessing the private part of someone's account could reveal information that is illegal for employers to request under current employment laws.

Bobzien notes that the bill does not restrict the public portion of any accounts from employment or promotion consideration.


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Speed - 3/10/2013 2:02 AM
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I've been asking our Congressmen and Senators to be more aggressive in support of individual freedoms and individual responsibilities in Nevada. Hopefully we can back away from the nanny-ism that America has become so dependent on and compliant with. I'm ALSO hoping Nevada can do something good that might put Nevada on the map as a State that will stand against the destruction of all America was before the turn of the Century,and let us rebuild America,the RIGHT way.

Paskahousu - 3/8/2013 9:29 PM
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I'm loving what Nevada has been doing with our rights lately. From standing up to Federal restrictions of our Gun rights, booting AZ's dangerous CCW permits, transfer of gun ownership, Corporation's not held to prioritize shareholders and now, the employers who demand a strip search and rectal evaluation just to get a minimum wage job! This is a great state to live in!

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