H.R. 537 (113th): Social Networking Online Protection Act


Feb 6, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Eliot Engel

Representative for New York's 16th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2013
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

2/6/2013--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 6, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 537”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 5050 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 27, 2012

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