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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:55 AM

EXCLUSIVE 'SNOPA' would ban employers, schools from demanding Facebook passwords

Source: MSNBC

A New York Congressman has introduced federal legislation nicknamed "SNOPA" that would make it illegal for employers and educational institutions to require a potential or current employee, or a potential or current student, to divulge personal online information as part of the hiring, enrollment or discipline process.

The bill, with a full name of the Social Networking Online Protection Act, was introduced Friday by Rep. Eilliot Engle (D-NY). 

Read more: http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/27/11429972-exclusive-snopa-would-ban-employers-schools-from-demanding-facebook-passwords

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Reply EXCLUSIVE 'SNOPA' would ban employers, schools from demanding Facebook passwords (Original post)
shawn703 Apr 2012 OP
TBF Apr 2012 #1
obxhead Apr 2012 #2
Ebadlun Apr 2012 #3
shawn703 Apr 2012 #5
Cirque du So-What Apr 2012 #4
skypilot Apr 2012 #6
Ikonoklast Apr 2012 #7
AverageJoe90 Apr 2012 #8

Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:56 AM

1. K&R nt

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:03 PM

2. Great news.

K&R

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:08 PM

3. What are the chances of Repubs voting for it?

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Response to Ebadlun (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:30 PM

5. It will harm job creation

Since employers won't be willing to hire people if they don't know what they do in their private lives.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:17 PM

4. Here's hoping SNOPA thwarts the snoopers

It's beyond belief that such legislation is even necessary. If it were up to me, I would introduce a Constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to privacy, as politicians have tap-danced around this fundamental right for far too long.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:02 PM

6. "It's beyond belief that such legislation is even necessary."

I know, right. It's also beyond belief that I was on this board a few weeks ago arguing with some people who seemed to have no problem with an employer asking for your Facebook password. I really, really hope they were just trolling.

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Response to skypilot (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:12 PM

7. I have absolutely *no problem* with an employer asking for my passwords to social media sites.

I also have no problem telling them to fuck off if they think they are going to get them.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:45 PM

8. The only piece of Internet legislation ending in 'PA' that's been worth a damn so far.........

Kudos to Rep. Engel.

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