MD Bill Restricts Employers Social Media Rights

According to this article from Cozen O’Connor, Maryland’s Senate Bill 971, if enacted, would prohibit employers from requiring employees or applicants from disclosing their user name and password for any Web or social media website.

Interestingly, if the employer terminates the employee, the employer is not prohibited from “requiring” the former employer from sharing this information.  Of course, what kind of leverage does an employer have over an ex-employee?

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