Reps. Aim To Guard Workers' Facebook, Twitter Passwords

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 1:35 PM EST) -- A bipartisan congressional group on Wednesday again proposed giving federal protection to Facebook, Twitter and other social networking site users by prohibiting employers and schools from requesting employees and students' personal, account-related information.

The Social Networking Online Protection Act was reintroduced by Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.; Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.; Paul Tonko, D-N.Y.; Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; Chellie Pingree, D-Maine; Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; and would keep people already employed or enrolled, those seeking employment or admittance, or those facing disciplinary action, from being required to give passwords or...
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