VIDEO: House Defeats Bill To Stop Employers Demanding Your Facebook PasswordSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 03:07
Well, that didn’t take long. A proposed Facebook user protection amendment introduced yesterday in the U.S. House of Representatives has already been shot down. The legislation, offered by Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter, would have added new restrictions to FCC rules that would have prohibited employers from demanding workers’ social networking usernames and passwords.
The final vote was 236 to 184, with only one House Republican voting in support of the changes.
Had it passed, this amendment would have tacked on an extra section to H.R. 3309, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2012, basically allowing the FCC to step in to stop any employers who asked applicants for this confidential information.