La Shawn Ford http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. bill on employer Facebook password requests hits snag http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-bill-employer-facebook-password-requests-hits-snag <p>Legislation that would prohibit&nbsp;employers from seeking job applicants&#39; social network passwords is&nbsp;on hold in the Illinois House.</p><p>Democratic Rep. La Shawn Ford&#39;s <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-would-ban-businesses-requiring-social-media-passwords-applicants">measure</a> would allow job-seekers&nbsp;to file lawsuits if asked for access to sites like Facebook. Bosses&nbsp;could still ask for usernames that would allow them to view public&nbsp;information on the sites.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:40:13 +0000 The Associated Press 3337 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. bill on employer Facebook password requests hits snag Bill would ban businesses from requiring social media passwords of applicants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-would-ban-businesses-requiring-social-media-passwords-applicants <p><em>Updated 3:54 p.m. Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Brian Mackey used in this report.</em></p><p>An Illinois state representative from Chicago has introduced legislation in Springfield that would ban businesses from requiring job applicants to divulge their social media passwords.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:35:39 +0000 The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3000 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill would ban businesses from requiring social media passwords of applicants