Missouri bill could protect employees' passwords
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri lawmaker is trying to prevent employers from accessing their workers' social media accounts without the employees' permission.
State Rep. Charlie Davis of Webb City filed legislation this week that would protect employees who don't give their bosses their passwords.
If passed as is, employers couldn't fire or discipline those don't give them access to their online accounts.
The bill also would prevent employers from holding it against job applicants who refuse to give their passwords.
Business officials still could require access to online accounts if they're investigating specific reports of workplace misconduct.