Proposed New York law would require you to turn over your social media password and last three years of search history if you want to own a gun

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by thoughts_prayers

There’s a proposed bill to turn over social media PW & search history before buying a gun in NY. This bill infringes on the right to privacy.

obtaining the applicant’s consent pursuant to subdivision three of this 2 section, and obtaining any log-in name, password or other means for 3 accessing a personal account, service, or electronic communications 4 device necessary to review such applicant’s social media accounts and 5 search engine history, review an applicant’s social media accounts for 6 the previous three years and search engine history for the previous year 7 and investigate an applicant’s posts or searches related to (i) commonly 8 known profane slurs or biased language used to describe the race, color, 9 national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, 10 disability or sexual orientation of a person; (ii) threatening the 11 health or safety of another person; (iii) an act of terrorism; or (iv) 12 any other issue deemed necessary by the investigating officer. For the 13 purposes of this subdivision, “social media accounts” shall only include 14 Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, and “search engine” shall 15 only include Google, Yahoo and Bing.

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