BROOKLYN - The City Council will start hearings today on an Internet privacy bill that would bar employers from demanding access to social media accounts for job candidates and employees.

A similar bill has passed in 10 other states, including New Jersey.

A group joined by elected officials gathered at City Hall to rally against employers who ask for usernames and passwords of social media accounts.

"I think [private accounts are] a personal thing, and they should look at your resume only and leave your Facebook page alone," said one New Yorker.