Codebreaker

Government going to protect you from employer Facebook snooping? Not so fast.

Jeff Horwich Mar 29, 2012
Codebreaker

Government going to protect you from employer Facebook snooping? Not so fast.

Jeff Horwich Mar 29, 2012

The U.S. House has killed an amendment designed to prevent this whole “prospective-employer-demands-your-Facebook-login-info” thing. The Democrat-introduced amendment, added to an FCC reform bill, basically gave the FCC the right to craft regulations to prevent that sort of activity. To House Republicans, though, it evidently posed the danger of opening the door to creative FCC regulation of all kinds, giving the agency too much power. (In the Senate, the approach has been different, simply calling on the DOJ and EEOC to investigate whether laws have already been broken.)

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