House votes in favor of online account privacy bill
BATON ROUGE - Legislation aimed at prohibiting employers and schools from demanding access to personal email, social media and other types of online accounts is headed to the governor's desk after gaining full support from the House.
The bill introduced by Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, will prohibit employers and public schools, including colleges, from requesting usernames, passwords or other authentication information that allows them to access personal online accounts.
The law would not apply to devices owned by the company or institution.
The measure heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal with an 88-0 vote from the House.
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