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SNOPA Bill Reintroduced To Protect Your Privacy Online

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Published on Feb 6, 2013

Chris Dougherty
VirtualThreat Contributing Writer




You may soon have legal recourse in the fight to protect your privacy online. If a new bill finds its way into law, social networking users might soon be able to make a federal case out of employers asking to snoop through their online accounts.

Members of Congress, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) have reintroduced legislation that protects the personal information of social networking users from the prying eyes of employers and educational institutions. The Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA), protects employees, students, job applicants and prospective students from being compelled to provide usernames, passwords and other personal information required to access accounts on sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

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