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Texas Leg 2013 Wrap-Up – Texas Does Not Take the Lead on Social Media Issues

Although the Governor called a special session extending the Texas Legislative session, the topics to be addressed are political ones and not the ones we have been tracking.  We can therefore wrap-up our watch of the three bills we were monitoring.
First, bring out your dead!

HB 318/SB 118 social media passwords
A bill that would have prohibited … Continue Reading

Texas Leg Watch 2013: Banning Employers from Demanding Social Media Passwords Bill to Hit House Floor Tomorrow

As part of our continuing coverage of the Texas Legislature Watch (they only meet every other year in Texas), we look at the bill that would prohibit employers from demanding passwords or other access to the social media accounts of employees and prospective employees.  It goes to the House floor tomorrow.
As we originally reported, on December … Continue Reading

Texas Leg Watch 2013: Will Texas Prohibit Employers From Asking for Social Media Passwords?

Democratic Texas State Representative Helen Giddings filed a bill prohibiting employers in Texas from asking for social media passwords from applicants and current employees.  Texas joins a long list of states that have either passed or proposed similar legislation. 
On December 21, 2012, HB 318 was pre-filed.  Democratic State Senator Chuy Hinojosa filed the exact bill with the Senate as SB 118.  … Continue Reading

Does the Communications Decency Act Protect Human Trafficking?

The State of Texas may find out and it may be more applicable to your site than you think.  In early filing for the 2013 legislative session, Democratic state Senator Leticia Van de Putte proposed a bill aimed at stopping at stopping human trafficking.  The entire text is here.
It allows for human trafficking victims to bring … Continue Reading