Password Protection Act of 2012 filed
Takeaway: A new bill is filed to prevent employers from asking employees and job candidates for their passwords to social networking sites.
Back in March, I wrote a blog about how some potential employers were asking job candidates for their social media passwords in order to screen their accounts.
On May 9, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Representative Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and a number of cosponsors filed the Password Protection Act of 2012 (PPA) in the Senate and House. The bill is meant to prevent employers from strong-arming employees and job applicants into sharing information from their personal social networking accounts.
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Well... It's about TIME!:O
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