SNOPA would make it illegal for an employer or school to require you to provide your Facebook, Twitter, or other social network passwords during the hiring process or as a term of your employment, and the penalty for violations would be $10,000 per incident.
Needless to say, SNOPA is a work in progress . Getting the bill passed could be tricky and campaigns in support of SNOPA will emerge so that, we, the great unwashed, can show our support for what will be ground-breaking legislation that, for once, will protect rather than weaken our digital rights. This is a bill that you have to support if you believe in your right to privacy online.
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