SNOPA - Preventing Employer and University Access to Social Media Passwords

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A new bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to turn over their social media passwords.

The bill, styled: Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA), would also would prohibit employers from demanding such access and from disciplining, discriminating against or denying employment to individuals for refusing to volunteer this information. (Be sure to read the comments from Brad Shear below; he points out that one of the major focuses of SNOPA is to protect college and university students, particularly student-athletes.)

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