Rep. Engel Introduces Federal Bill to Limit Access to Social Networking Accounts

By | Inside Privacy | May 3, 2012

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) recently introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit employers from requiring current and prospective employees to disclose website usernames, passwords, and other online content.  The Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA), H.R. 5050, also would apply to students at colleges, universities, and K-12 schools, and impose a $10,000 fine for violations.