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File #: 130121    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 2/21/2013 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," by adding a new Chapter, protecting social networking privacy, by prohibiting an employer from requesting or requiring access, in any manner, to an employee's or prospective employee's account or profile on a social networking site and providing for enforcement and penalties, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee
Code sections: Title 9 - REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 13012100.pdf
Title
Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," by adding a new Chapter, protecting social networking privacy, by prohibiting an employer from requesting or requiring access, in any manner, to an employee's or prospective employee's account or profile on a social networking site and providing for enforcement and penalties, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 9. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS

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CHAPTER 9-3900. SOCIAL NETWORKING PRIVACY.

ยง 9-3901. Definitions.

In this Chapter, the following definitions apply.

(1) Applicant. Any person considered or who requests to be considered for employment by an employer.

(2) Electronic Communication Device. A cell telephone, personal digital assistant, electronic device with mobile data access, laptop computer, pager, broadband personal communication device, electronic game or portable computing device.

(3) Employee. A person who performs work within the geographic boundaries of the City of Philadelphia for an employer for a salary, wages, commission or other compensation.

(4) Employer. An individual, co-partnership, association, corporation, governmental body, unit or agency, or other entity, who or that employs one or more persons on a salary, wage, commission or other compensation basis or any person or group of persons, acting directly or indirectly, in the interest of an employer in relation to any employee.

(5) Social Networking Site. An internet-based, personalized, privacy-protected website or application, whether free or commercial, that allows users to construct a private or semi-private profile site within a bounded system; create a list of other system users who are granted rec...

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