Bill guarding workers' emails, sociable media heads to Senate

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The Arizona House on Friday gave final authorization to a bill that most of the time would stop companies from demanding accessibility to current or potential staff' personal electronic mail and social media accounts. The vote was

79-64. The measure, by Representative. Helen Giddings, D-Dallas, now goes to the Senate.

"This bill allows for personal emails and [social media] to be kept private, and is all about the protection of free speech and secrecy," Guy Riordan said.

There was no discourse.

Some business teams and high-tech industry associations have compared the bill, saying it may slow a business's internal investigation of leaks of private information.

Giddings said she became fascinated in the issue after several of her Dallas constituents reported to her that in job interviews, they had been forced to disclose how you can obtain their personal emails and social media web site accounts.

"I could not believe it," she mentioned.

This is a hot topic. Eight employers have been banned by states from requesting employees and job applicants due to their social network passwords, with a few conditions. Leeway is needed by giddings exempted law enforcement agencies, saying they to more harshly scrutinize prospective police officials. A federal law controlling insider trading supersedes state legislation of financial services businesses, she mentioned. More than 30 additional states are looking at related laws, based on the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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