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Password Protection Act: Ban Bosses Asking For Facebook Passwords

Anonymous Coward writes | about 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "A group of Democrats today introduced legislation in both the House and Senate to prevent employers from forcing employers and job applicants into sharing information from their personal social networking accounts. In other words, Maryland may soon not be the only state that has banned employers demanding access to Facebook accounts. The Password Protection Act of 2012 (PPA) would also prevent employers from accessing information on any computer that isn’t owned or controlled by an employee, including private e-mail accounts, photo sharing sites, and smartphones."

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Re: Ban Bosses Asking (1)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | about 2 years ago | (#39947465)

Meanwhile Republicans will no doubt stand up for bosses' First Amendment right to ask anything they damn well please. After all, we all know Facebook users are too busy to vote.
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