The Password Protection Act of 2012

Recent news reports have highlighted a disturbing increase in the number of employers asking prospective employees to hand over usernames and passwords to their personal accounts on websites like Facebook. Some job applicants are even being asked during interviews to log into these websites and allow interviewers to browse the applicant’s profile, acquaintances, and other information. Others are being asked to provide passwords on job applications.

The Password Protection Act of 2012 enhances current law to prohibit employers from compelling or coercing employees into providing access to their private accounts.

Password Protection Act: Text

Password Protection Act: Summary 

Password Protection Act: How It Works 

Password Protection Act: Protections And Prohibitions For Employers 

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