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Congress is Considering a Law Banning Employers from Requiring Facebook Passwords

Employers and schools have started a trend towards requiring job applicants, employees and students to disclose Facebook passwords so that online communications can be monitored (and perhaps factored into a hiring or admissions decision).  In response to a public outcry by privacy advocates, Congress is considering SNOPA:  Social Networking Online Protection Act.  If passed, this bill is expected to forbid employers and schools from requiring disclosure of social media passwords and impose monetary sanctions against violators.  Stay tuned for more information as the bill progresses.