Sunday April 29, 2012

Bill Banning Employer Facebook Snooping Introduced

With several states introducing their own legislation concerning the rights of employees to privacy online, Congress was a sure bet to follow the trend. A bill was co-authored by two members of Congress to ban employers from requiring access to an employee’s online content.

The Social Networking Online Protection Act, authored by Congressman Eliot Engel of New York and sponsored by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, is in response to a growing number of reports of employers demanding their employees’ Facebook passwords as a condition of employment.