May 1 – New Legislation in Congress Supports Facebook User Privacy | Search Engine Journal

A new bill proposed by Eliot Engel (NY-D) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-D) known as the “Social Networking Online Protection Act” is the first legislation in Congress that addresses the practice of pre-employment Facebook screenings and is intended to make the practice itself an illegal act.  Should SNOPA be signed into law, it would outright ban employers from requiring their employees to submit confidential information (such as passwords or other login credentials) to their social networking accounts.  Read more

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