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Bill Would Ban Bosses From Social Media Snooping

Congressman proposes bill to ban bosses from requiring online passwords.



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    Soon, it could become a federal crime for an employer to require your social media passwords as part of their hiring process.

    Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) has introduced legislation to ban that request. He's calling the bill "SNOPA" which stands for Social Networking Online Protection Act.

    The legislation would ban employers from requiring that employees or potential employees share social networking passwords. The bill would also ban educational facilities, including schools, from disciplining students for not sharing their access.

    Right now, Maryland has similar legislation in its General Assembly.