The Connecticut General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee is drafting a bill designed to prevent employers from requiring employees or potential employees to provide passwords to their private accounts (such as Facebook or LinkedIn).

Proposed Bill No. 159, titled “An Act Concerning Employee Privacy,” would “prevent current or potential employers from requesting or requiring that employees or potential employees provide passwords to their personal accounts as a condition of their employment.” The Labor and Public Employees Committee voted to draft the bill on February 28, 2013. We will continue to monitor it as it moves through the legislative process.