Senator Klobuchar Introduces Password Protection Act

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Senator Klobuchar Introduces Password Protection Act

May 9, 2012 Updated May 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM CST

Washington, D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) --- In recent weeks, reports have been coming out that employers are asking for Facebook passwords from applicants during the hiring process.

Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar along with three other Senators introduced legislation on the U.S. Senate floor that would prohibit employers from requiring Facebook passwords or any private online account from current and potential employees.

The proposed bill also states that employers could face financial punishment if they violate this law.

In a statement sent out by the Minnesota Senator, Klobuchar stated that "this is about the right to privacy". Klobuchar believes that no one should be required to hand over access to their private accounts just to get a job. She went on to say that this bill helps government keep up with the ever changing digital world and help to protect citizen's privacy on the internet.

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