- Maryland became the first state in the U.S. to ban employers from asking their employees and applicants for the passwords to their personal social media accounts.
A state Democratic-led effort co-sponsored the bill, which “prohibits an employer from requiring or requesting employees or job applicants to disclose electronic passwords, such as for social media sites,” reported Herald-Mail.com. Maryland American Civil Liberties Union Legislative Director Melissa Goemann told The Daily Caller that despite the Democratic leadership, support for the bill was largely bipartisan.
The USA has some serious image damage after the idiotic SOPA and PIPA bills. And ACTA, which would introduce the same kind of legislation in Europe, hasn't been welcomed either. Luckily for the USA, Obama isn't as big an idiot as Bush (pardon my language). And indeed, this new law will most certainly not help once the world press notices it.
hah. if the "leader of the free world" was chosen by all people under that umbrella, the repubs would shrivel up faster than the banannas i keep mistakenly storing out of direct view.