Bill to Ban Employers' Facebook Snooping Introduced In Congress

David Schepp
bill banning Facebook snooping
bill banning Facebook snooping

Should some members of Congress get their way, employers will soon be banned from snooping in your Facebook page. Two lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it illegal for employers to require applicants and employees to divulge personal online information for social-networking sites, including passwords, in hiring or disciplinary actions.

Known as the Social Networking Online Protection Act, or SNOPA, the bill would also ban educational facilities, including schools, from disciplining students or denying them enrollment for not sharing their access information.