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Password Protection Act filed in Congress
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 employers and job applicants into sharing information from their personal social networking accounts.
A new bill is filed to prevent employers from asking employees and job candidates for their passwords to social networking sites.
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I'd go over any proposed legislation with an eye to see what it might allow (such as exceptions for law-enforcement and national security) even as it blocks employers.
Indeed, +Bob Lai. Toni Bowers's report does indicate "who and what is not covered" and notes that "the ALCU believes the Act doesn’t offer protection to enough people." Regarding national security, the article specifies that this proposed legislation "allows the executive branch to exempt whole classes of workers if they come into contact with classified information, including soldiers."
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