TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An Assembly committee has approved measures aimed at stoppingemployers and educational institutions in New Jersey from asking for social media user names and passwords.

The Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee on Thursday voted 3-0 for the bills, with one abstention. The bills would prohibit employers, colleges and universities from requiring current or prospective employees or students to disclose user names or passwords for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

They also would prohibit asking current or prospective employees or students if they have an account on a social media or networking site.

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