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The Social Networking Online Protections Act – HR 537

Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY-16), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9), and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY-11) have re-introduced legislation to protect the users of social networking sites from having to divulge their personal information to employers, schools and universities.  SNOPA, the Social Networking Online Protection Act, protects people already employed or enrolled, and those seeking employment or admittance, or those facing disciplinary action, from being required to give passwords or other information used to access their online accounts.

Click here for Representative Engel’s press release, to read the full text of HR 537 and to monitor the 32 states with introduced and pending legislation on employer access to social media.