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Governor Scott Walker signs bipartisan web privacy bill

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MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bipartisan measure that prohibits bosses from asking workers or job applicants for access to their social media accounts.

Walker signed the bill privately on Tuesday.

The push to pass such laws is gaining momentum nationally as employers ask for workers’ user names and passwords for their personal accounts. Some employers say they need such access to protect proprietary information or trade secrets. Others contend it’s an invasion of privacy.

The measure found broad bipartisan support in the Wisconsin Legislature.

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