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Md. employers can't have access to social media passwords

Wednesday - 4/11/2012, 6:38am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Employers in Maryland won't be able to ask for employees' passwords to Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account.

The state has passed a bill banning the practice.

The move comes after Maryland's corrections department asked a job applicant to turn over his Facebook password.

The bill was passed unanimously by the state Senate and a wide margin in the House. It now awaits the governor's signature.

Maryland is the first state to pass such a law.

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