O’Malley to Sign Social Media Password Ban

Companies banned from asking for passwords

By Brandon Benavides
|  Wednesday, May 2, 2012  |  Updated 4:18 PM EDT
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O’Malley to Sign Social Media Password Ban

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign a bill Wednesday afternoon banning employers from asking for social media passwords.

The new law will prohibit companies from demanding employees user names and passwords to Facebook, Twitter and other social sites.

Maryland is the first state to pass such a ban.

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