Give your boss your FB password? Yes, under CISPA
- By Washington Technology staff
- Apr 22, 2013
A last-minute amendment to CISPA that would have prevented employers from asking for employees’ Facebook passwords has been blocked, according to The Huffington Post. CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, has been a topic of contention especially in recent days, as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill on April 18.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Co.) proposed the amendment, which was voted down 224-189, with Republicans accounting for the majority, The Huffington Post reported. The amendment would have done two things, Perlmutter was quoted as saying: “It helps the individual protect his right to privacy and it doesn’t allow the employer to impersonate that particular employee when other people are interacting with that person across social media platforms.”