Here’s one from the “solution looking for a problem” category: Media reports speculating that a handful of employers asked employees for their social-media passwords has led Congress to consider legislation that would make it illegal for employers to request employees’ (or applicants’) passwords for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the like.
The Password Protection Act of 2012 introduced in both the House and Senate has a slim chance of passage this year. But similar legislation has already passed in Maryland, and is pending in California, Illinois and other states.
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