RI House delays vote on social media privacy bill

By staff and wire services reports
May 23rd, 2013

Rhode Island lawmakers have put off a vote on legislation that would stop employers or higher education officials from demanding access to a person’s Facebook or Twitter accounts, the Associated Press reports. The House was scheduled to vote Wednesday but decided to wait to allow for more work on the legislation. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy says he wants to prevent employers or school coaches from requiring access to a person’s social media accounts as a condition of their employment or enrollment…

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