The Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill, which, if signed into law by the Governor, would prohibit employers from requesting social network log in information from employees and prospective employees. The bill also prohibits employers from taking, or threatening to take, action against employees that refuse to provide social network passwords. The Maryland House (House Bill 964) and Senate (Senate Bill 433) introduced the bill in February, and it moved swiftly through both chambers. If enacted, Maryland would be the first state to enact legislation of this kind.  Similar legislation has been introduced in other states, including California and Illinois.