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Washington State Lawmakers Nears Compromise On Social Media Passwords

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers are moving ahead with a plan that would prevent employers from asking workers to disclose their personal social media account credentials.
    
The House voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a compromise supported by both business groups and civil liberties advocates.
    
Along with preventing employers from requesting social media passwords, it also bars companies from using coercive friending or forcing workers to log in while in the employer's presence. The bill does allow employers to investigate leaks of proprietary information or to comply with other laws.
    
Lawmakers said the measure strikes the right balance. The measure now goes back to the Senate.
    
The Associated Press reported last year that some employers around the country were asking applicants for their social media information.

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