Word on the Street: Employer access to social media accounts

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.

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. (9/25/13)

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.

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