Some in Congress want to make sure what's posted on Facebook won't come back to bite job searchers. Representative Eliot Engel of New York and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of Illinois have introduced legislation to protect Facebook users from having to provide their log in information to potential employers.
The Social Networking Online Protection Act, or SNOPA, would prohibit current or potential employers from requiring a username, password or other access to personal online pages. The restrictions would also apply to K-through-12 schools, colleges and universities. Representative Schakowsky says, "The American people deserve the right to keep their personal accounts private."