House Republicans vote down ban on employer requests for Facebook passwords

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House Republicans on Wednesday defeated an amendment that would have banned current or prospective employers from requiring workers to hand over personal passwords as a condition of keeping or getting a new job.

“What this amendment does is it says that you cannot demand, as a condition of employment, that somebody reveal a confidential password to their Facebook, to their Flickr, to their Twitter, whatever their account may be,” Rep. Ed Perlmutter, the Colorado Democrat who authored the amendment, said during a Wednesday floor speech.

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