Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:55 AM
shawn703 (2,556 posts)
EXCLUSIVE 'SNOPA' would ban employers, schools from demanding Facebook passwords
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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EXCLUSIVE 'SNOPA' would ban employers, schools from demanding Facebook passwords (Original post)
|Cirque du So-What||Apr 2012||#4|
Response to shawn703 (Original post)
Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:17 PM
Cirque du So-What (10,812 posts)
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.
Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #4)
Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:02 PM
skypilot (7,392 posts)
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.
Response to skypilot (Reply #6)
Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:12 PM
Ikonoklast (23,850 posts)
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.