The Tx House on Fri gave final approval to a bill that most of the time would stop employers from demanding accessibility to present or possible staff' personal e-mail and social media accounts. The vote was

79-64. The measure, by Rep. Helen Giddings, D-Dallas, now goes towards the Senate.

"This bill permits private emails and [social media] to be held private, and is about the safety of free speech and seclusion," Guy Riordan said.

There is no discourse.

Some company groups and high-tech business interactions have compared the bill, stating it could impede a business's internal analysis of leaks of private info.

Giddings stated after many of her Texas constituents complained to her that in work interviews, they'd been compelled to disclose how you can obtain their private emails and social networking web site accounts she became fascinated within the problem.

"I could not believe it," she said.

This is a hot topic. Ten states have banned employers from requesting employees and work applicants for their social network passwords, with some conditions. Giddings excused law enforcement agencies, declaring they need flexibility to more harshly scrutinize potential police officials. A national law regulating insider trading supersedes state legislation of monetary services organizations, she said. More than 30 additional states are considering related laws, according to the National Convention of State Legislatures.


Please write your tributes to Peter Damerow here:
(This website is monitered to ensure its integrity. For this reason, please understand that there will be a short delay before your entry appears.):