The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill on Tuesday that would make it illegal for employers to demand access to job applicants Facebook and other social media accounts as part of the interview process.
State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem is the sponsor of the bill:
"It is not necessary to see someone’s pictures or Instagram before deciding whether to offer them a job, just as 20 years ago we would have cringed at the thought of an employer asking to look through our photo albums. Why is this any different?"
The bill would also bar colleges and universities from demanding log-in information.
Supporters say 14 other states have similar laws. The legislation now moves to the house.