MADISON (AP) -- A proposal that would make it illegal for Wisconsin employers to ask workers or job applicants to turn over their passwords to social media accounts such as Facebook is scheduled for a committee vote.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote on the bill for Tuesday. The measure had public hearings in both Senate and Assembly committees earlier this year.
The bill has broad bipartisan support.
The movement to pass such laws is gaining steam across the country as employers have asked for employees' user names and passwords to personal accounts. Some employers argue they need that access to protect proprietary information or trade secrets in order to comply with federal financial regulations.
But others see it as a blatant invasion of employee privacy.
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