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Short Titles as Introduced

Social Networking Online Protection Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit employers and certain other entities from requiring or requesting that employees and certain other individuals provide a user name, password, or other means for accessing a personal account on any social networking website.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/06/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
04/23/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
04/23/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
04/23/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
02/06/2013Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/06/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (7)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce02/06/2013 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education04/23/2013 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training04/23/2013 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections04/23/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/06/2013)

Social Networking Online Protection Act - Prohibits employers from: (1) requiring or requesting that an employee or applicant for employment provide a user name, password, or any other means for accessing a private email account or personal account on a social networking website; or (2) discharging, disciplining, discriminating against, denying employment or promotion to, or threatening to take any such action against any employee or applicant who refuses to provide such information, files a compliant or institutes a proceeding under this Act, or testifies in any such proceeding.

Sets forth, with respect to employer violations of this Act: (1) civil penalities; (2) the authority of the Secretary of Labor to bring injunctive actions; and (3) the jurisdiction of U.S. district courts to provide legal or equitable relief including employment, reinstatement, promotion, and payment of lost wages and benefits.

Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to prohibit certain institutions of higher education and local educational agencies from requesting such password or account information from students or potential students. Prohibits denial of admission, suspension, expulsion, and other discipline or discrimination against students who decline to provide such information, file a complaint, institute a proceeding, or testify in any related proceeding.