Department of Justice http://wkms.org en Illinois Social Networking Login Ban http://wkms.org/post/illinois-social-networking-login-ban <p>It&rsquo;s now illegal for Illinois employers to ask job-seekers to hand over passwords to their social networking accounts. Governor Pat Quinn signed the measure into law Wednesday during an event at the&nbsp;Illinois&nbsp;Institute of Technology. In their efforts to vet job applicants, some companies and government agencies ask to log in to a prospective employee&#39;s accounts on sites like Facebook and Twitter. The Illinois law does allow bosses to view public information not restricted by privacy settings on a site. Several other states are considering similar&nbsp;bans. Two U.S. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:12:43 +0000 The Associated Press 20103 at http://wkms.org Illinois Social Networking Login Ban