SB 164 Protects employees from being required to disclose personal user names or passwords
Sponsor: Walsh
LR Number: 0438S.02P Fiscal Note available
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 5/17/2013 - Referred H General Laws Committee Journal Page: H3327
Title: SCS SB 164 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 164 - Employers shall not request or require an employee or job applicant to disclose any user name or password for accessing personal online accounts or services. However, employers may request or require an employee to disclose such information for accessing electronic devices supplied or paid for by the employer and accounts and services provided by the employer and those used for business purposes.

Employers shall not retaliate against an employee for refusing to disclose the confidential information. Employees are barred from transferring an employer's proprietary or confidential information or financial data to an employee's personal online account or service without employer authorization.

This act is similar to SB 610 (2010), and SB 103 (2011).