An Arkansas Senate committee this week is set to consider a bill that would reverse some online privacy protections for workers, undoing part of a
social media rights law passed two years ago.
The bill, passed by a 91-1 Arkansas House vote in February, would lift the ban on employers requiring employees to connect with them on social media,
thereby allowing bosses to force workers to friend them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. But some employers would be granted even more access to
their employees’ accounts.
The proposal, scheduled for a Senate labor committee hearing on Wednesday, would leave in place the earlier...