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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two Arkansas House committees have advanced a pair of bills prohibiting employers and universities from requiring their employees and students to turn over passwords to personal social media accounts.

    The House education and labor committees on Tuesday approved the two proposals to protect prospective and current employees and students from having to provide the passwords.

    One of the measures would prohibit an employer from asking a current or prospective employee to provide access to his or her social media account or change the privacy settings on the account. The second would apply similar rules to a college and its current and prospective students.

    Both measures are sponsored by Democratic Rep. Nate Steel of Nashville and now head to the full House for a vote.

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