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BLOG: Thwarting employers asking for Facebook access

Mark Gibbs | May 7, 2012
The rise in employers and schools demanding access to workers' and students' social media has to be stopped

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.

Gibbs is private in Ventura, Calif. Contact him discretely at and follow him on Twitter (@quistuipater) and on Facebook (quistuipater).


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