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Assembly approves ban on employers asking job applicants for Facebook password

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Shawn Johnson, Wisconsin Public Radio

Employers would be banned from asking job applicants for their Facebook or email passwords under a measure that passed the state Assembly Tuesday.

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The protection would also prevent colleges from asking prospective students for their passwords and landlords from asking the same of their tenants. Though the focus is on Facebook, it would extend to all social media sites and to email.

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