In Brattleboro, Welch To Announce Legislation to Protect Employee Privacy on Social Media Sites

BURLINGTON, Vt. (Feb. 20, 2013) – In Brattleboro tomorrow, Rep. Peter Welch will announce legislation to curb the practice of employers requiring prospective or current employees, as a condition of employment, to provide access to password-protected social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter. 

Welch will make the announcement at the Vermont Department of Labor Brattleboro Resource Center at 10 a.m. The Resource Center provides job seekers with access to personal computers, the Internet, educational resources, and information on employers.

Welch’s full public schedule for Thursday is copied below.

Thursday, February 21st:

8:00 a.m.


Brattleboro Congress in Your Community

The Works, 118 Main Street, Brattleboro

10:00 a.m.



Press conference to announce social media privacy bill

VT Department of Labor Brattleboro Resource Center, 54 Chickering Street, Brattleboro 

11:15 a.m.


Visit to New Chapter

20 Technology Drive, Brattleboro

12:30 p.m.


“Grand Day” Lunch at the Brattleboro Senior Center

Gibson Aiken Senior Center, 207 Main Street, Brattleboro

Contact: Scott Coriell (202.225.4115)

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